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There Are Alternatives To Major Surgery For Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain does not always require major surgery. In addition to minimally invasive surgery there are a number of other techniques which have been effective in reducing or eliminating pain. From the reports of my clients each of these alternatives to major surgery has provided some benefit and should be considered by victims of debilitating pain.

Different Techniques Can Help Ease Chronic Pain

Some techniques to manage chronic pain include:

– Medications – Over-the-counter aspirin and ibuprofen can help relieve pain, while steroids and injections are available only by prescription.

– Exercise or relaxation – Physical therapy, aquatics, yoga and massage programs can increase the body’s functionality and lessen pain.

– Acupuncture – Trained therapists aim to ease pain by inserting thin needles into specific points on the body.

– Anesthetics – Medications that can numb or block nerves that signal pain.

– Electrical stimulation – A technique to lessen pain by stimulating nerve fibers through the skin.