uses hair-thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body to relieve pain. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and provides pain relief with no side-effects by stimulating the body’s pain-relieving endorphins.
helps control heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension and other body functions. This may help reduce pain and stress level.
Cold can be useful soon after an injury to relieve pain, decrease inflammation and muscle spasms and help speed recovery. Heat raises pain threshold and relaxes muscles.
can help identify how certain thoughts and attitudes impact pain. Counseling can help shift the focus on what you can do instead of thinking only about what you can’t do. Evidence-based methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, can help you change unhelpful thoughts.