Welcome to the CADTH Evidence Bundle for pain. Here you will find our best evidence on the management of pain – both acute and chronic – arranged under the following categories: pharmacological treatments, physical therapies, and psychological therapies, and multidisciplinary treatments. We’ll be updating our Pain Evidence Bundle regularly with more evidence, including rapid evidence reviews (Rapid Response Reports), Environmental Scans, Horizon Scans, and our larger Optimal Use projects with expert recommendations, as they are completed.
- 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guidelines from the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre at McMaster University and funded by Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, May 2017)
- Magnesium as an Alternative or Adjunct to Opioids for Chronic Pain: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (Summary with Critical Appraisal, April 2017)
- Physical Therapy Treatments for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Review of Guidelines (Summary With Critical Appraisal, November 2016)
- Behavioural and Psychological Interventions for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Review of Guidelines (Summary With Critical Appraisal, November 2016)
Browse the Evidence
Want to browse our evidence on a specific topic related to pain management? Categories include pharmacological, physical, and psychological treatments for both acute and chronic pain.