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Fighting Chronic Pain

New treatments are in the pipeline, but what works best now?

En español l Plagued for decades by chronic back problems, lupus and several other painful health conditions, Mary Crossman, 59, a retired geriatric nurse in Federal Way, Wash., hardly remembers a day when she hasn't hurt. Over the years, she's tried to find relief with over-the-counter medications, prescription pain pills, physical therapy "and just about everything else they can offer," she says. "Some days I'm OK. Others, I can barely get up and move." … Back to Article

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