What Causes Chronic Pain?
Understanding the causes for chronic pain.
What Is the Placebo Effect?
WebMD explains what the placebo effect is, how it works, and potential benefits for medical treatment.
Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
Alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage, and herbals may help ease chronic pain.
Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures
From medicine to surgery, learn about treatments for spinal compression fractures here.
Pain Management: Osteoarthritis
Information on pain management for osteoarthritis.
Ankle Sprain Classification - Topic Overview
An inversion injury,the most common cause of ankle sprains,occurs when the ankle rolls outward and the foot turns inward. It results in stretching and tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. In an eversion injury,the ankle rolls inward and the foot turns outward,damaging the ligaments at the inside of the ankle. If the foot is forced up,or the leg twists forcefully while ...
Opiate Pain Relievers for Cancer Pain
Drug details for Narcotic painkillers.
Abdominal Pain,Age 12 and Older - Home Treatment
Most of the time, abdominal pain improves with home treatment and does not require a visit to a health professional.
Abdominal Pain,Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview
Abdominal pain can be widespread or localized to one area, such as lower or left side abdominal pain. Learn what causes different types of abdominal pain.
Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone.