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Pain management treatment changes

An estimated 76 million Americans suffer chronic pain. Now, the pain field is evolving as doctors and pain sufferers look beyond opioids such as morphine, Lortab and OxyContin and take a look at meditation, acupuncture and herbs.

BY SONYA COLBERG Published: May 29, 2011

Pain management has changed dramatically since the days when doctors placed a bullet in a patient’s mouth and splashed whiskey on the wound. Now, specialists devote their lives to managing pain.
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