What is the best medication for chronic pain??
First it depends on what causes the chronic pain. Then the nervous system builds up a tolerance to the drug, and you need more pain pills.
Acupuncture, hypnotism, self-hypnotism work, and using these methods with pain killers can be very effective. Also a Tanz unit works well for back injuries-it disrupts the pain cycle with a mild shock. Also they have Lidocaine patches that are put over the source of pain-and the lidocaine works into the muscles and nervous system.
My son has a bad spinal injury and he swims, has acupuncture, and takes several pain killers. I have RSD-nerve damage-so self-hypnotism and hot baths are my main defense in fighting pain. All of my doctors want me to take acupuncture, but I'm terrified of needles, I tell them to forget that.
As meyati said, it really depends on the source of the chronic pain. There are the usual pain relievers like opiates such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. There are anti inflammatories (NSAD) such as Celebrex and meloxicam. Then there are medicines like Cymbalta or Lyrica for nerve pain.
If you could add a bit more info, might be able to help a little better.
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