Pain Management - Treatment
WebMD describes some common forms of pain treatment, from medications to alternative remedies.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Topic Overview
What is complex regional pain syndrome?Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a term used to describe a group of painful conditions. Examples of earlier names for these conditions include reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia, and Sudeck's atrophy. Pain is the main symptom of CRPS. Most people have severe pain in an arm or a leg. Usually the pain is in a part of your body where you had surgery or an injury. The pain is usually constant and either shooting, sharp, or burning. The pain is much worse and it lasts much longer than you would expect for the kind of injury you had. Some people may not have had an injury or surgery before the pain started, but most people have.Women in their mid-30s are more likely to get CRPS, but it can happen to anyone at any age.What causes CRPS?The cause of CRPS is not well understood. CRPS is a reaction the body has after an injury, and the reaction is more severe than would be expected. This reaction happens in the limb (arm or leg, usually)
Pain Management - Getting Support
Needing other people for emotional support is a normal part of life. You may have to lean on family and friends if you're getting over an injury or surgery or if you live with pain much of the time. It can be hard sometimes to ask for help. But don't be afraid to reach out. Other people can help you-and they may be eager to help. Along with your family and friends,you can seek support from: ...
Opiate Pain Relievers for Chronic Pain
Drug details for Opioid analgesics for chronic pain.
Sickle Cell Trait - Topic Overview
What is sickle cell trait? Sickle cell trait occurs when a person inherits a sickle cell gene from just one parent. It's not the same as sickle cell disease,in which a person inherits two sickle cell genes,one from each parent. People with sickle cell disease have just one kind of hemoglobin (hemoglobin S),which turns their normal,round red blood cells into abnormally curved (sickle) ...
Pain Management - Knowing When Pain Is Worse
WebMD shows how to know if your pain is getting worse and how to keep track of it.ebMD shows how to know if your pain is getting worse and how to keep track of it.
Chronic Pain - What Increases Your Risk
Factors that may increase the risk of chronic pain include several things.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Drug details for Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
What’s Causing My Knee Pain?
A doctor explains whether your knee pain is from arthritis, osteoarthritis, or injury.
Pain Management and Facial Pain
WebMD looks at trigeminal neuralgia, a type of facial pain, including its symptoms and treatments.