I recently visited pain management and the nurse practitioner at my PCPs office. We discussed management and treatment, and explored possible options. With the advances in the medical field, we agreed to considered alternative medicine. So much has gone on within the last year alone, both mentally and physically. I do not like to take medicine, however, I believe in maintaining a balance between science/medicine and alternative medicine. So I decided to take the first steps; at the end of the day, I have to do what is best for me. How can I truly advocate if I limit myself, or neglect the proper care needed for management? There will always be a negative critic, we can’t please everyone, but we can make a difference in enough individuals to get the point across and message delivered.