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What are the treatment options for physical pain?

Many treatment options are available for physical pain, and determining which is best is usually based on the cause of the pain. Oftentimes, the pain can be relieved by fixing the cause, as occurs when a dislocated joint is put back in place. Other physical pain relief options include medications, temporary disabling the nerve that is causing the pain, and non-medical things such as acupuncture and relaxation techniques.

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