What are the treatment options for pain?

It depends upon what is causing the pain. A diagnosis is key to helping to control pain.

Pain can be controlled with various medications, injections, acupuncture therapies, and/ or forms of physical therapy. 

Diet, counseling, and proper sleep can also be helpful.

Often, if you treat the injury or condition causing your pain, the pain will go away. Doctors can set a broken bone or give you antibiotics for an infection, for instance. Depending on the cause of the pain, your doctor can prescribe various analgesics, or pain relievers, to help you manage and control pain, too. Cold or warm compresses, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and other nondrug treatments may also be available, depending on the source of your pain. People who deal with chronic pain may seek counseling and support groups.

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