Pain Management Center
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Pain Management Center

  General Overview

Pain is a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus received by naked nerve endings. It is characterized by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leads to evasive action.

  InDepth

Find answers in our in-depth report on pain:

  Living With Pain
Coping with pain related to cancer and chemotherapy

Not everyone with cancer or those undergoing chemotherapy experiences pain from the disease or treatment. But if you do, it can be relieved. Learn more here.

  Special Topics

Rerun imageOver-the-counter drugs: follow the instructions

What types of over-the-counter pain killers should you take for a headache, arthritis, muscle pain, or swelling? Learn the difference between aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen.

Soothing the pain of bursitis and tendinitis

Bursitis and tendinitis are two common causes of pain in active people. Learn how to tell the difference between them, relieve the pain they cause, and even avoid them altogether.

  Special Topics (Continued)

Easing the pain of arthritis

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis cause severe pain for millions of people. Learn about these disorders and how to treat them.

Magnet therapy: real therapy or wishful thinking?

Considered an alternative treatment by some, magnet therapy has been successfully used by many pain sufferers and is prescribed by a growing number of medical practitioners.

Acetaminophen poisoning

Acetaminophen poisoning may occur as a result of one large dose or chronic overdoses. This is a potentially serious condition that requires care from your doctor. Learn more here.

  Related Conditions
  Treatments
  Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

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