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Treatment options

There are many different treatment options for pain. You are likely to be prescribed painkillers (analgesics), but this may not be the only treatment recommended to you because healthcare professionals are increasingly recommending complementary therapies as well as more 'traditional' treatments.

Although some treatments are available without the need to consult a doctor, it is important that you always seek your doctor's advice before starting any treatment. As well as ensuring that there is no serious underlying problem, your doctor may be able to recommend a practitioner for the treatment you would like to try.

Date of preparation: August 2017; MINT/MPAIN-17005r