- •Many adults in the United States used complementary approaches to manage their pain.
- •In 2007, U.S. adults spent $14.9 billion for this reason.
- •$7.5 billion was spent on visits to providers, eg, chiropractors, acupuncturists.
- •$5.2 billion was spent for nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements.
- •Costs were comparable with those seen for out-of-pocket expenditures on conventional care.
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