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i weaned myself off fentanyl patches. what other optionswould work as well for chronnic pain ?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Many: Depends on where your pain is and what the underlying cause is. Pt, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques are the mainstay on many conditions. Other medication that can be helpful include Gabapentin or pregabalin, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications and clonidine. Nerve blocks can be used for some types of pain. The best thing is to find a good chronic pain medicine specialist.
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Complex: Complex treatment options from Lidocaine patch to physical therapy, surgery, epidural treatments, nsaids. Interdisciplinary collaboration is the answer.

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