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HEALTH: New treatment shows significant improvements to pain

Updated: Wednesday, July 16 2014, 06:01 PM CDT
A new treatment for those suffering from chronic pain is centered around your telephone.

Researchers at the VA wanted to see how effective an approach called --Telemedicine-- could be.
   
Patients were surveyed regularly over the phone for a year to keep track of their level of pain, as well as how current treatments were working.

The surveys were followed by a call from a nurse who would help form a plan to beat their pain, based on the answers from the survey.
   
The study showed those who received Telemedicine saw a significant improvements in their pain.  For more health information, click here.HEALTH: New treatment shows significant improvements to pain


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