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Learn About Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a drug-free method of pain relief that has been used to treat a wide variety of painful conditions.
FAQ: OxyContin
Why does this pain medication grip so many drug abusers?
The Purpose Of Pain Scales

These easy-to-use tools offer valuable insight into the experience of pain.


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Learn The Basics
Introduction
Defining pain, experiencing pain and coping with pain
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Have a question about chronic pain? So do many other people. Find all of the answers here.
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Learn more about the fundamentals of chronic pain.


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Assess Your Health
Working With Your Health Care Provider
Physical examination and tests
Rating Your Pain
Using a pain scale
Creating a History
Your personal profile
Getting Started
Addressing your chronic pain problem
Undergoing Physical Examination and Diagnostic Testing
A general physical examination is appropriate for anyone with chronic pain, but the tests that your doctor orders will depend on your type of pain.
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Read more about ways to assess your chronic pain.


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Treating Pain With Medications
A host of new pain medications give people with chronic pain more options than ever.
Treating Pain With Surgery
In general, health care providers and patients turn to surgery for pain relief only when other, simpler approaches have failed.
Treating Pain Without Medications or Surgery
Physical therapy, complementary and alternative therapies
Deciding on Treatment
Combating your pain
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There are many ways to treat chronic pain.


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Keep On Track
Living With Chronic Pain
Lifestyle tips to help manage chronic pain.
Additional Resources
Additional resources for information about pain.

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Low Back Pain

Most adults will suffer low back pain at some point in their lives. However, each person's experience is as individual as he or she is.



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