Pain Management - When to Call Your Doctor
WebMD discusses when to call the doctor about pain and how to discuss it.
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. ...
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. ...
Objects in the Ear - Prevention
Tips to help prevent children from inserting objects into their ears.
Pain in a Spinal Cord Injury - Topic Overview
Pain in a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be complicated and confusing. There are different types of pain,and they are often described in different ways. You may feel pain where you have feeling. But you may also feel pain in an area where otherwise you have no feeling. The pain may be severe at some times. But at other times it may disappear or bother you only a little. The most common type ...
Sickle Cell Disease: Splenic Sequestration - Topic Overview
What is splenic sequestration?Splenic sequestration is a problem with the spleen that can happen in people who have sickle cell disease. Splenic sequestration happens when a lot of sickled red blood cells become trapped in the spleen. The spleen can enlarge, get damaged, and not work as it should. When the spleen doesn't work well, a person is more likely to have serious, life-threatening infections with certain types of bacteria.If splenic sequestration happens suddenly, it can be a life-threatening emergency.Who is affected by it?This condition is more common in infants and young children who have sickle cell disease. It may follow a respiratory infection. In older children and adults, the spleen often does not work because of years of damage from sickled cells.What are the symptoms?Splenic sequestration causes sudden and severe anemia, with symptoms of sudden weakness, pale lips, rapid breathing, excessive thirst, belly pain, and rapid heartbeat. If you have a baby or young child
Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) for Chronic Pain
Drug details for Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) for Chronic Pain.
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)
Chronic Pain - Other Treatment
Learn about other treatments to reduce chronic pain.