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.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Back Pain
Spinal cord stimulation is recommended for back pain when other treatments have failed. WebMD examines this procedure and its role in pain management.
MRI for Headache & Migraine Diagnosis
MRI can't diagnose migraines or headaches but it can rule out other medical conditions.
EEG for Headache & Migraine Diagnosis
An electroencephalogram (EEG) may be done to look for causes of migraines or headaches. Here's what to expect.
When to Call the Doctor About Your Migraine or Headache
Look for these headache warning signs so you know when to call your doctor.
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.
Managing Back Pain at Night
Is back pain keeping you awake? Try these seven tips for sound sleep.
Are Migraine Sufferers Sexier?
Are migraine sufferers actually sexier? Learn the latest scientific findings on migraines and sex.
Prevention: The Future of Migraine Therapy
Doctors are using existing drugs and new techniques to help prevent migraines before they even begin.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.