Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier
WebMD

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine
WebMD

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion
    WebMD

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community
    WebMD

    Community

    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Pain Management Health Center

Font Size
A
A
A

Pain Management - When to Call Your Doctor

Only you can tell how much pain you have and whether it's getting better or worse. Talk to your doctor anytime you have new pain, your pain gets worse, or your treatment isn't controlling your pain.

Some people may think they're weak if they tell their doctor about their pain. Or they worry that they're bothering their doctor.

Recommended Related to Pain Management

Explore Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatments may help relieve some kinds of pain through spinal manipulations and other therapies. Find out what chiropractic treatment is, where to find a chiropractor, and what to expect from chiropractic treatment. You can also ask your doctor whether chiropractic treatment might help you. Conditions: Osteoarthritis, migraine, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, undiagnosed Symptoms: Aching, back pain, burning, leg cramping, headache, back of head headache, forehead heada...

Read the Explore Chiropractic article > >

You're not weak. And you're not bothering the doctor. Your doctor wants to help you. But to help you, he or she needs to know how you really feel.

Call your doctor if:

  • Your pain gets worse or is out of control.
  • You have stomach pain, an upset stomach, constipation, or heartburn that lasts or comes back.
  • You don't get better as expected.
  • You cannot sleep because of pain.
  • You are very worried or anxious or are feeling sad about your pain.
  • Your pain medicine isn't working or you have trouble taking it.

For more information, see: the topic Work Closely With Your Doctor.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 24, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
1
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

pain in brain and nerves
Top causes and how to find relief.
knee exercise
8 exercises for less knee pain.
 
acupuncture needles in woman's back
How it helps arthritis, migraines, and dental pain.
chronic pain
Get personalized tips to reduce discomfort.
 
illustration of nerves in hand
Slideshow
lumbar spine
Slideshow
 
Woman opening window
Slideshow
Man holding handful of pills
Video
 
Woman shopping for vegetables
Slideshow
Sore feet with high heel shoes
Slideshow
 
acupuncture needles in woman's back
Slideshow
man with a migraine
Slideshow