Once in a while:
For the occasional achy hip or shoulder, either acetaminophen or an NSAID (which may help more if there's inflammation) should do the trick, says Fishman.
You need something stronger:
Treatments include prescription-level NSAIDS, muscle
relaxants, short-acting opioids, and corticosteroid shots. Chronic pain patients
may also be prescribed the new fibromyalgia drug Lyrica, as well as certain
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As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.
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