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Non-opioid options for managing chronic painPatients taking prescription opioid drugs have to switch to other pain relievers when they cut down or stop taking opioids. The following options that alone or in combination may be helpful.Cold and heatCold can be useful to relieve an injury pain, decrease inflammation and muscle spasms, and speeds up recovery. Heat raises your pain threshold and relaxes muscles.ExercisePhysical exercises and activities , despite some pain, can play a helpful role...

Chronic pain can limit your quality of life and lead to additional, serious health problems. Finding effective treatment is important — as is balancing pain relief with your safety.By Mayo Clinic StaffChronic pain is a serious health condition. Like any long-term health problem, the condition often leads to complications beyond your physical symptoms, such as new or worsened depression, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Chronic pain can make it more difficult to keep up at work,...

What are other causes of pain?Other causes of pain include:HeadachesFacial painPeripheral nerve painCoccydyniaCompression fracturesPost-herpetic neuralgiaMyofasciitisTorticollisPiriformis syndromePlantar fasciitisLateral epicondylitisCancer painHeadaches and facial pain, including atypical facial pain and trigeminal neuralgiaHeadaches are a major source of discomfort and lost productivity in the workplace. Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache. Botox also provides a useful means of effectively and safely treating headaches.Atypical facial pain...