Features September 2007 Issue

8 Ways to Beat Chronic Pain

Advances in diagnosis and treatment now bring relief no matter what the source is of your discomfort.

Pain can be puzzling. You know itís there, but you or your doctor often canít pinpoint the causeódespite repeated tests. That doesnít mean the pain isnít real, and it doesnít mean you canít be treated. In fact, doctors and medical researchers in recent years have made significant advances in how they diagnose and treat chronic pain. "We know what works and what doesnít work," says Susheel Dua, M.D., staff associate in Cleveland Clinicís Department of Pain Management. If you suffer from chronic pain, here are eight treatment options that may provide relief.

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