If traditional treatment for chronic pain fails, there are other options to consider. There are alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, spinal manipulation, herbs and supplements, as well as lifestyle changes, such as exercise. Specific conditions may also offer several other medications or treatments to try, such as is the case with back pain. Sometimes surgery is an option when traditional methods have failed.
A recent study published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy suggests that alcohol consumption may be an alternative treatment for fibromyalgia. Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston examined the association between alcohol consumption and FM symptom severity and quality of life. Study Design and…