Alternative Pain Medicine

Hi all! I posted in the Adult Section just now - but wanted to post here as well. Looking for some alternatives to pain medicine - my BF is currently taking VICODIN (6-8 pills per day) to manage his chronic pain from CF and also to deal with the pain that comes with his recent lung surgery (left lung had collapsed recently) His current pain doctor feels that he is abusing the pain medicine, he is a 26 year old male (BF) Looking for some suggestions/help! We are in the process in looking for a new doctor for a second opinion but I would love to hear some alternative pain medicine that helps with the pain in the inner chest wall + back...OPEN to any idea! Been researching the T.E.N.S machine, anyone use it? ANY HELP would be amazing :) xoxo Girlfriend to Patrick
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Alternative Medicine Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Alternative Medicine Source Type: forums

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Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Gene Source Type: research
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Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Families Source Type: forums
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Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
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