A number of complementary and alternative treatments are used to relieve back pain. Complementary means it is used together with conventional medicine. Alternative means it is done in place of conventional medicine.
Acupuncture is now a common alternative treatment for certain kinds of pain. It involves inserting small needles or exerting pressure on certain "energy" points in the body. When the pins have been placed successfully, the patient is supposed to experience...Read more
How can chronic pain be prevented? Oh that I and the insurance companies knew the answer to that question! The key is to identify those... Read more »
My last post looked into the benefit of some drugs with an anti-depressant effect in the treatment of the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. ... Read more »
An analysis of studies regarding the use of opioids in chronic back pain was published in the January 16, 2007 edition of “Annals of... Read more »