Alternative Treatments for Long-Term Pain


In such a stressful life, we rarely get time to take care of our health, due to which we all face serious health issues. If you are suffering from any long-term pain and you do not want to go for medication or any kind of surgery, you can try some of the below mentioned alternatives in order to get relief from your chronic pain.

All these below mentioned alternative treatments can be safely used to get rid of pain like osteoarthritis, backache and headaches.

Acupuncture: Several people are taking this treatment to get rid of their long-term pain including osteoarthritis, backache, sports injuries and much more.

Exercise: Regular exercise not only help you to maintain your body weight but can also help you in getting rid of several long-term pains. It also helps you in maintain a healthy life in near future, relaxes your mood and enhance your energy level.

Taking supplements and vitamins: There are several dietary supplements available in the market that helps you in getting relieve from chronic pain. These supplements are generally made from natural and herbal ingredients, which helps you in boosting your energy by lowering down the pain. However, taking these supplements in excess can cause harm to your body so try to take them as per the prescription. Still there are several supplements available in market, which are effective in reducing pain like knee pain and headache.

Special Therapy: if you are suffering from chronic depression, you can visit a therapist instead of taking medications. As depression increases the intensity of pain, so taking special kind of therapy can lower down the depression, which in turn can lower the chronic pain as well.

Yoga Sessions: you can attend yoga sessions to get yourself relieved from several chronic pain like backache, neck pain and knee pain. Yoga is considered as a natural way to get rid of all these pains. You can even try yoga postures at home itself.

Music Therapy: In this kind of therapy, people are allowed to listen good music. According to a research, music is very effecting in getting you relived from severe pain also.

Relaxation Therapy: This therapy helps people in getting calm and relaxed by releasing their tension. This also reduces pain to some extent.

Hypnosis: According to research, this kind of approach is also very helpful in getting rid of pain like strain injuries, knee pain, backache.

If you are really afraid of medication and surgeries, you can try out these alternatives to get rid of your long-term pain.



Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

Disclaimer: The content on this website ( is solely for the purpose of educating and creating awareness about the domain i.e. Orthopedic. This shall not be treated as a substitute to a professional Orthopedic surgeon's advice or prescription. Every individual and their case is different, so the results of any of the treatments mentioned on the website may vary.