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Ive tried a variety of drugs to help me cope with the pain, andtheyarent providing enough relief. i dont feel ready for surgery; are there any other treatments available to me?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: There are several classes of medications to relieve pain. There are narcotics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, lidocane patches, electrical stimulators, intraspinal injectons etc. In chronic pain, often many modalities need be used, including psychotherapy. Talk to your doctor to see which ones might be right for you.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Acupuncture: Acupuncture may be adjuvant treatment along with your pain medications. In particular auricular acupuncture may help pain.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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