Clinical Trials and Treatments

Medications and treatments, along with pain management techniques like relaxation, pacing, and exercise, can play a big role in reducing pain and improving quality of life.  But bodies and medical conditions differ; what helps your friend may not be good for you.

It pays to learn as much as you can about the treatment options available and how to use them safely.  And as always, if you have questions, ask your health care provider.  He or she is your best resource in finding the treatment approach that will balance the risks and rewards of any treatment in your unique situation.


This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition.

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Medtronic Foundation and Purdue have no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.

Last Updated: 8/16/2017
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