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Medical Reference Related to Pain Management

  1. Ease Stenosis Pain

    Spinal stenosis causes pain by putting pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. WebMD tells you how to ease the pain through posture, exercise, rest, medications, or sometimes surgery.

  2. Change Wardrobe

    What you wear may be taking a toll on your back. WebMD shows you how to choose back-friendly accessories to reduce the risk of injury and pain.

  3. Try Electrotherapy

    Electrotherapy uses electrical currents to help minimize nerve pain. Find out from WebMD if it might be right for you.

  4. Follow Sleep Routine

    Proper sleep is essential for managing pain. Find out from WebMD what you can do to improve your rest and get better sleep.

  5. Work Comfortably

    Having arthritis can make it hard to do many simple tasks in the office, from holding a pen to typing to opening a door. Using simple tools and gadgets can help ease your frustration and allow you to work more comfortably.

  6. Do OT

    In occupational therapy (OT), you adapt work, home duties, and hobbies so you can do them despite pain or mobility issues -- and keep your independence.

  7. Track DMARD Effects

    DMARDs are a standard treatment for RA, but their effectiveness needs to be regularly evaluated and side effects monitored. Learn what you need to do to stay well on DMARDs.

  8. Do Hand Exercises

    Hand exercises can help strengthen your hands and maintain flexibility and range of motion.

  9. Give DMARDs Time

    DMARDs are drugs that suppress the immune system in order to slow or even stop joint damage if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's information to help you understand how they work and help you talk with your doctor about your treatment for RA.

  10. Make Pain Meds Work

    You likely take pain meds. Have you gotten complacent about how you use them? Brush up on the habits you need to help pain meds work. And make it a goal to pay attention to small acts that might be sabotaging your pain management.

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