Chronic Pain Management

The SFVA Division of General Internal Medicine Section hosts a robust research program in chronic pain, opioid misuse/dependence and non-pharmacologic pain management. Multiple Federal grants have supported this high-profile research. Collectively, these studies will contribute to a growing knowledge base to support patient-centered non-pharmacological approaches to pain self-management in lieu of a biomedical approach which has created over-dependence on medication, most notably the over-use of opioids.