Pain Management - Following a Treatment Plan
WebMD discusses how to successfully stick to a pain treatment plan and get the best pain relief possible.
Chronic Pain Syndrome - Topic Overview
In some people with long-lasting pain,biochemical changes are triggered in the body,causing a different type of chronic pain (neuropathic pain) that doctors currently find difficult to diagnose and treat. Pain signals are somehow triggered by the nervous system and continue to fire for months or even years. (It is also possible that certain brain chemicals that suppress pain do not work ...
Chronic Pain - When To Call a Doctor
Call a doctor about chronic pain if your pain has lasted more than 3 months without a clear reason.
Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy - Topic Overview
Home treatment for sickle cell disease includes steps you can take not only to control pain symptoms but also to prevent some of the complications caused by the disease. These complications include painful sickle cell crises. Have a pain management planIf you and your doctor have developed a pain management plan for home treatment of symptoms, be sure to follow your plan. For more information, see Sickle Cell Disease: Pain Management.Prevent severe childhood infectionGive your child with sickle cell disease regular doses of a prescribed antibiotic until age 5.Get your child immunized on schedule. For more information, see the topic Immunizations.Avoid contact with anyone suspected of having fifth disease, which is caused by parvovirus. A serious condition called aplastic anemia can develop.Prevent adult infectionCheck your immunization schedule and keep your immunizations up to date..Prevent vision problemsGet routine eye exams as a child and as an adult. Early detection can help
Chronic Pain - Medications
Medications can often help control chronic pain. Many different drugs, both prescription and nonprescription, are used to treat chronic pain. All these medications can cause side effects and should be taken exactly as they are prescribed. In some cases, i
Pain Management - When to Call Your Doctor
WebMD discusses when to call the doctor about pain and how to discuss it.
Pain Management - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Complementary medicine: Should I use complementary medicine? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Anxiety: Using positive thinking Cancer: Controlling cancer ...
Pain Management Clinic - Topic Overview
Chronic pain often requires both counseling and medical treatment,because it can have a wearing effect on both the body and the mind. At a pain management clinic,you can get multidisciplinary treatment from a team of specialists,including: Physiatrists. These medical doctors specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They often coordinate a chronic pain treatment team. ...
Sickle Cell Disease: Dactylitis (Hand-Foot Syndrome) - Topic Overview
Dactylitis is severe pain that affects the bones of the hands,the feet,or both. It's often the first symptom of sickle cell disease in babies. Dactylitis is caused by blocked blood circulation. Symptoms include extreme pain and tenderness,usually with swelling. An episode may last 1 to 2 weeks. ...
Tricyclic Antidepressants for Chronic Pain
Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for chronic pain.