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.
It's been an honor to write for and work with HealthCentral for almost eight years. This, however, will be my last post here. Although I still have a little ways to go, my health has significantly improved and so I have been able to accept another position that is closer to full time work. I've given a great deal of thought to what I…