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Frequently Asked Questions About Pain Relief

If Pain Medications Work For Me, Why Should I Also Consider Different Methods Of Pain Control?

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Combining therapies may reduce the amount of medication required to control your pain. The less of any drug you take, the less the risk.

For example you might try combining a relaxation technique in combination with taking your pain medication.

Know your body and its limits. When you are rested and alert you may want to try a treatment that requires more concentration and energy, such as meditation or imagery. When you are tired or fatigued you may want to try hot or cold packs.

Ask your doctor about the possibility of a low impact exercise program to relieve tension and stress. Exercise may not be appropriate for all conditions and you should never start an exercise program without first speaking to your doctor.

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