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Natural alternatives to pain medication? what are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
Find the cause : Find out the cause of the pain rather than taking drugs to obliterate your perception of the pain. Treat the cause and get rid of the pain. Treat the pain and keep the patient sick forever.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you.

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