Pointers for non-drug pain therapy

DRUG therapy is often ineffective, so self-management and non-pharmacological therapies have an important role.

Therapeutic Guidelines: Analgesic gives advice on non-pharmacological management of chronic pain.

Some patients may respond to physical techniques such as strengthening and flexibility exercises. Therapeutic Guidelines: Analgesic says that exercises are a central part of the management of chronic neck pain. Exercise can be combined with psychological techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).