Acute Pain Directory
Acute pain is sudden onset of pain. Treatments for acute pain usually focus on treating the condition that has caused the pain. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how acute pain is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
When to Call the Doctor About Your Migraine or Headache
Look for these headache warning signs so you know when to call your doctor.
EEG for Headache & Migraine Diagnosis
An electroencephalogram (EEG) may be done to look for causes of migraines or headaches. Here's what to expect.
Geriatric Headaches - New Onset Headaches in Elderly
Older persons have fewer headaches than younger ones, but here are many causes of new-onset headaches in the elderly, some of which can be particularly worrisome. Learn about them here.
Migraine & Headache Terminology
WebMD's glossary of terms related to headaches and migraines.
Prevention: The Future of Migraine Therapy
Doctors are using existing drugs and new techniques to help prevent migraines before they even begin.
7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore
Is your pain normal, or is it a sign of something serious? Find out what your body might be telling you.
VAX-D: Treating Back Pain Without Surgery
Experts discuss the effectiveness of a back pain treatment that offers an alternative to surgery.
Managing Back Pain at Night
Is back pain keeping you awake? Try these seven tips for sound sleep.
Slideshows & Images
Surprising Reasons You're in Pain
Phones, wallets, sandals, babies, your sofa – even favorite foods - are overlooked causes of pain. Pictures illustrate these pain triggers and smarter habits to avoid the pain.
Nerve Pain Explained
See nerve pain symptoms, causes, and treatment options. WebMD shows you tips for dealing with the tingling and numbness that may be caused by neuropathy.