Pain is complex, so there are many treatment options -- medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Learn the benefits and risks of each, including addiction.
Medications, mind-body techniques, and acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain. Learn about your options.
Lifestyle changes, physical therapy, counseling -- in addition to medication or surgery, these can also bring pain relief.
This hands-on therapy has been shown to help in treating neck pain and headaches. Read this brief overview.
If you have painful compression fractures in the spine, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are explored. This article provides an overview.
To get the right treatment for foot pain, first you need to know the problem.
If you're suffering from lower leg pain, you may wonder if it's serious or something you can treat at home.
Research shows that acupuncture and other nonmedical treatments can provide pain relief.
This overview provides a look at the options for pain medication, including possible side effects. Read on.
Learn about risks vs. benefits of narcotics used to treat severe pain.
When a local anesthetic is injected, it causes a nerve block -- which blocks the pain. Learn more about nerve blocks and how they’re used.
Learn about injections used to treat serious muscle “knots” called trigger points. Click here.
Low-level electrical signals can block pain signals from reaching the brain. Read to learn more.
These systems help people with cancer or chronic pain. Read this brief introduction.
PCA pumps have many plusses in pain control. Read more about PCA pumps.
If you need short-term pain relief, TENS might help. Learn how TENS can scramble your brain’s perception of pain.
This is a safe alternative to pain medication. Learn how bioelectric therapy can block pain messages to the brain.
At the last resort, there are surgical options to treat pain. This article briefly describes them.
It’s important to start cancer pain treatment as early as possible to get the most benefit.
The most difficult task involved in treating pain in children is obtaining an objective and accurate measurement of the pain.
Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It's primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions.
In the past decade, strong evidence has accumulated regarding the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain.