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what r some ways to treat chronic pain myself? i have migraines, neck pain, and over all soreness daily. avoiding rebound only using meds everyother d

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Still too much: Defintion of medication overuse when it comes to rebound headaches is the use of abortive medication for the headaches more than 10 days per month. Every other day usage of drugs clearly places you at risk for rebounds. Have you inquired about things such as biofeedback, breathing strategies, visualization/meditation as alternatives to drugs?
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
DIY pain relief: Some tips: Sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Good luck!
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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