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    Other treatments

    You may want to try other ways to help you relax and ease pain. These may include:

    For more information, see the topic Complementary Medicine.

    Complementary Medicine: Should I Use Complementary Medicine?

    Reducing stress

    Stress can make pain worse. It can tighten your muscles, which can cause headaches and pain in your neck, shoulders, and back.

    Try these methods to reduce stress and pain:

    For more information, see the topic Stress Management.

    Changing how you think

    How you think can affect how you feel. You may be able to reduce your pain by stopping negative thoughts. You can change what you say to yourself about your pain. To help your outlook, try the methods described in these topics:

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    actionset.gif Depression: Stop Negative Thoughts

    For more information, see the topic Stop Negative Thoughts: Choosing a Healthier Way of Thinking.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 24, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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