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O Fallon, MO
A 55-year-old male asked:

Percocet and morphine last 5 years for chronic pain. doesn't have the same effect anymore. any advice?

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Dr. David Kyle
Specializes in General Practice
Meds not working: After a while of taking these kind of medicines called opioids the body becomes accustomed to them so that they do not work as well. Apart from increasing the dose, One can try alternatives such as stretching, heat, cold, acupuncture, electrical stimulation (TENS), relaxation techniques, etc. Very often using alternative treatment for pain in the long run are more effective than medicines,

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