What are some alternatives to pain medication for rsd? I am taking a lot of medication and I am concerned about the long term effects.

Holistic Approach. Good nutrition & sleep. Exercise, yoga, tai chi, & meditation (especially the mindfulness variety) are all good. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and substances of abuse. Expect some discomfort at first. Enlist the advise of a physical therapist or a neuro-rehab specialist.
Bromelain/intenzyme. Bromelain, intenzyme, wobenzyme are otc pain medication that helps with pain. To rsd spot apply muscle rub cream and apply ace wrap daily during daytime.