4 doctors weighed in:

I’ve tried a variety of drugs to help me cope with the pain,  and they aren’t providing enough relief. I don’t feel ready for surgery; are there any other treatments available to me?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acupuncture

Acupuncture may be adjuvant treatment along with your pain medications.
In particular auricular acupuncture may help pain.

In brief: Acupuncture

Acupuncture may be adjuvant treatment along with your pain medications.
In particular auricular acupuncture may help pain.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Thank
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors