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What should I do before agreeing to surgery for my painful condition?

If your doctor claims surgery is the only way for you to live pain-free, then do some homework ahead of time to make sure you have the most qualified surgeon and reputable facility. Surgery is just the beginning of your process to resolve pain. There’s still a lot of work ahead as you prepare for the procedure and follow the rehabilitation plan after surgery. In some cases, serious risks are involved, such as bleeding, blood clots, or even an adverse result from the surgery. Make sure you understand this ahead of time and are willing to accept any risks involved. 
The Women's Guide to Ending Pain: An 8-Step Program

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The Women's Guide to Ending Pain: An 8-Step Program

Are you one of the 80 million North American women suffering from the chronic pain of:* Menstrual cramps* Fibromyalgia* Headaches * Carpal tunnel syndrome* Back or neck pain?Starting today, you can...

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