Pain is a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus received by naked nerve endings. It is characterized by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leads to evasive action.
Learning More About Conditions
Soothing the pain of bursitis and tendonitis
Bursitis and tendonitis are two common causes of pain in active people. Learn how to tell the difference between them, relieve the pain they cause, and even avoid them altogether.
Learning More About Treatments
Over-the-counter drugs: follow the instructions
What types of over-the-counter pain killers should you take for a headache, arthritis, muscle pain, or swelling? Learn the difference between aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen.
Non-medicine pain relief
In addition to traditional pain relievers, nondrug methods of pain relief may help you gain control over your pain.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy: getting through the pain
A common assumption is that people with chronic pain are only imagining their pain. However, part of cognitive behavioral therapy is to help acknowledge that the pain is real and develop healthy thought patterns to manage it.
Hypnosis: does it work?
The word hypnosis conjures up visions of mind control, past life regression, entertainment, even habit control. But, what really is hypnosis? And can it help control your pain?
Acetaminophen poisoning may occur as a result of one large dose or chronic overdoses. This is a potentially serious condition that requires care from your doctor. Learn more here.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)