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How do medications treat dislocations?

Medications are used to reduce the pain caused by dislocations. Anti-inflammatory drugs, pain medicine, or muscle relaxants can be prescribed by the doctor to reduce the discomfort following the injury. An anesthetic may be used to prevent pain while a doctor moves the bones back into place.

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