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Could my pain be relieved without the use of pharmaceuticals?

Yes, there are many different ways to treat pain without pharmaceuticals such as counseling, relaxation techniques, ultrasound, massage, acupuncture, etc.

Your pain management specialist will consider the most suitable of the many non-invasive methods of treatment used for the relief of pain. Some of these include the following:

  • counseling
  • relaxation techniques
  • biofeedback techniques
  • physical and aquatic therapy
  • whirlpool therapy
  • ultrasound
  • deep-muscle massage
  • supportive psychotherapy
  • group therapy
  • acupuncture

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/