Pain is a common symptom arthritis, and we have a culture that promotes medicine for pain — but we can do much better. Here are steps for easing pain while avoiding pills. Pain is a common symptom associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). We have a culture that promotes pills for pain — but we can do much better. Pain medications are “chemical band-aids” that should never be the first line of treatment. We should instead be investing our time and energy in non-pharmacological alternatives that not only treat pain more effectively, but spare the potential for serious…

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We are a nation in pain. We need relief and we want it now. But there’s a way to solve most pain – a way with no side effects – that’s right in front of us. We are a nation in pain. We need relief and we want it now. This collective way of thinking has landed us in a social and economic opioid crisis of massive proportions. We are now facing a public health emergency. We need a different approach; we need a better type of cure. Pain is a puzzle to be solved rather than a symptom to…

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