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Got Pain? – Manage Pain Without Drugs

on June 11, 2014

Dr. John Falkenberg Medical Blog

back pain

Are you one of those people that pain is just “part of life” as you start growing older? Is your chronic pain causing other symptoms to develop such as depression or insomnia?

Pain is not part of being normal or growing older and there are things you can do to alleviate pain. It is important to work with your doctor to develop a pain management plan and it should include a variety of approaches, not just medications.

A few things to consider are education, exercise, and alternative and complementary treatments.

The most common types of pain that we hear complaints about are low back pain, headache, neck pain, arthritis pain, and pain from nerve damage.

One of the best things you can do to alleviate your pain is exercise. Exercise is one of your most effective tools and can be the least expensive-free. Exercise releases endorphins (the feel…

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