The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin Healthcare have unveiled a new map that will make it easier for Minnesotans experiencing chronic pain to find safe, opioid-free treatments, to help with healing, working, socializing, and managing daily tasks.
According to the CDC, about 20% of U.S. adults had chronic pain as of 2019. An important goal of treatment for people experiencing chronic pain is to provide options to help improve quality of life and function.
The NO PAIN MN map features several services that have been demonstrated to reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life, including psychotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. These alternative pain management options can treat chronic pain with no risk of substance misuse, while improving quality of life.