Pain Management and Nerve Blocks
Learn more from WebMD about the use of nerve blocks in pain management.
What Causes Chronic Pain?
Understanding the causes for chronic pain.
Trigger Point Injection for Pain Management
WebMD looks at how trigger point injection, or TPI, helps in pain management.
Pain Management and Bioelectric Therapy
Bioelectric therapy is used to manage chronic and acute pain. Learn more from WebMD.
Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
Alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage, reiki, and herbals may help ease chronic pain.
When you have chronic pain, opioids, like hydrocodone or morphine, sometimes help. But these pain meds can have serious side effects.
What to Know About Supplements for Pain
Many people take supplements to help relieve pain and other symptoms. But talk with your doctor first -- some can cause side effects or interfere with other meds.
Pain Management - Health Tools
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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 ...
Sickle Cell Disorders - Topic Overview
Some people inherit one sickle cell gene and one other defective hemoglobin gene,resulting in various types of sickling disorders. These disorders range from mild to severe. Sickle cell disease (hemoglobin SS disease) occurs when both genes produce hemoglobin S. This person typically has symptoms of anemia,mild to life-threatening complications,and a shortened life span. Sickle ...