September is pain management and drug-free pain management month. We had the chair of pain medicine from ProHEALTH Care located in Long Island, Dr. Shaw, in studio to talk about how to deal with pain without turning to medication.
Pain management as defined by the Doctor is, "A very complex, multitude of different specialities. We see ALL types of pains... when a patient comes into the office, we try to get a very good history - history is the key." If you are taking a lot of Advil or Aleeve daily - you need to see a doctor.
Check out Dr. Shaw's tips on how to manage pain WITHOUT medicine in our full interview: