Tips and Tools: Can pain-free be drug-free?

Medications aren't always the answer to pain relief. Alternate methods have been used for generations, some with success, some not. As with any treatment, you should discuss this with your doctor. Many physicians incorporate alternative therapies with traditional medicine to find the best solutions for their patients.

If the pain is stress related, like many headaches - or some backaches - some people may find stress relief from:

  • relaxation techniques
  • biofeedback
  • aromatherapy
  • massages

Other alternative therapies, although controversial, may provide relief for certain people. These are:

  • chiropractics (for back pain)
  • acupuncture

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