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  1. Chronic Pain - What Happens

    In some cases, chronic pain develops after an injury or illness. The pain continues even after you have recovered from the injury or illness. For example, many people who have had a limb amputated report feeling chronic pain in the missing limb.

  2. Chronic Pain - Other Treatment

    Learn about other treatments to reduce chronic pain.

  3. Abdominal Pain Causes - Topic Overview

    Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain.Causes of abdominal pain Cause Most common symptomsGastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, appendicitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or diverticulitisAbdominal pain or crampingChange in bowel habitsNausea or vomitingBloatingBlood in stool or in vomit Food poisoningDiarrheaNausea (feeling sick to your stomach)VomitingAbdominal crampsUrinary problems, such as a kidney stone, kidney disease, kidney infection, or bladder infectionBurning when urinatingBlood in the urineFlank pain or lower pelvic painNeed to urinate small amounts frequentlyUnable to urinateFeverDietary, such as lactose intolerance or food allergyChronic, generalized abdominal painDiarrhea (nonbloody)Gas and bloatingInflammatory disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitisDiarrhea (may be bloody)Fever (may

  4. 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)

  5. Chronic Pain - Topic Overview

    This topic provides information on chronic pain that is caused by factors other than cancer.

  6. Chronic Pain - Symptoms

    The symptoms of chronic pain include: Mild to severe pain that does not go away as expected after an illness or injury. Pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical. Discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness.

  7. Chronic Pain - Prevention

    Chronic pain cannot always be prevented. Maintaining good physical and mental health may be the best way to prevent chronic pain or help you cope with the constant pain. It is important to get enough sleep every night.

  8. Phantom Limb Pain and Chronic Pain - Topic Overview

    Phantom limb pain is pain that is felt in the area where an arm or leg has been amputated. Although the limb is gone,the nerve endings at the site of the amputation continue to send pain signals to the brain that make the brain think the limb is still there. Phantom limb pain can be mild to agonizing and even disabling for some,and it may lead to a lifelong battle with chronic pain. Women ...

  9. Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) for Chronic Pain

    Drug details for Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) for Chronic Pain.

  10. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Chronic Pain

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for chronic pain.

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