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What are some alternative treatments for pain from nerve damage?

There are a number of alternative ways to help with the pain related to nerve damage:

  • Capsaicin cream made from hot peppers can be rubbed on the skin
  • A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit blocks pain signals
  • Relaxation training, hypnosis, or biofeedback
  • Acupuncture
  • Photo energy therapy

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