2. Seek Massage Therapy
While massage therapy may have short-term benefits to manage associated pain of musculoskeletal problems, at least according to a post on the U.S. Library of Medicine, it can help give you a needed break from discomfort without turning to prescription drugs.
The post details a review that involved 26 random trials of 2,565 people. “Evidence indicated that massage reduces pain in the short term compared to no treatment in people with shoulder pain and osteoarthritis of the knee, but not in those with low back pain or neck pain,” explains the site. The post also notes that massage therapy can improve short-term function in those with a variety of pain sources.