This nice article talks about the benefit of meditation in reducing stress and pain.
I truly feel that we are too quick to reach for prescription drugs to relieve our physical and/or mental symptoms. Drugs can help some people but we should also explore other alternatives such as exercise, meditation and yoga.
Meditation can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression and help manage chronic pain very effectively. But it will not happen overnight. We need to give it time for this beautiful practice to work its magic.