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What are treatments that can be done in treating chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

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Your doctor will tailor your therapy to the source of your pain. You might get one or more of these treatments:

  • Physical therapy, including heat or cold on the part that hurts, massage, stretching exercises, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Counseling, one-on-one or group therapy
  • Braces
  • Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation
  • Biofeedback
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Nerve blocks
  • Pain medicines such as NSAIDs, antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, and muscle relaxants
  • Surgery to treat the condition that caused the pain

From: What Is Chronic Pain Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

British Columbia Medical Journal : "Diagnostic judgment: Chronic pain syndrome, pain disorder, and malingering."

Frontera, Walter R., et al. , 2014. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medscape: "Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment & Management."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Chronic Pain: In Depth."

Saint Luke's Health System: "Chronic Pain Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "VHA Pain Management."

Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia,” “Endometriosis.”

KidsHealth: “Repetitive Stress Injuries.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 28, 2018

SOURCES:

British Columbia Medical Journal : "Diagnostic judgment: Chronic pain syndrome, pain disorder, and malingering."

Frontera, Walter R., et al. , 2014. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medscape: "Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment & Management."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Chronic Pain: In Depth."

Saint Luke's Health System: "Chronic Pain Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "VHA Pain Management."

Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia,” “Endometriosis.”

KidsHealth: “Repetitive Stress Injuries.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 28, 2018

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