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How do you deal with chronic pain?


I have degenerative disk disease that causes an insane amount of pain. I am told I need to go onto "pain management" (nice way for docs to say permanently on heavy pain killers). So I ask all of you, do you have any ways of dealing with chronic pain, are there ways to deal with it without meds, do the meds even really help? What tips can you offer people dealing with chronic pain?

 

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I don't want to become dependent either. I have given acupuncture some thought, but it scares me. The surgery they suggest scares me more though so I might have to over come my fear and give acupuncture a try! Thanks!

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