The pain is relentless, but is it OK to reach for OTC pain killers every day of the week? Can there be too much of a good thing? Read on to find out how pain relievers work and just how much you can safely take.
A recent advisory recommends opioid-free, non-addictive alternatives, like acupuncture, as a first step in relieving pain.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” An orthopaedic surgeon answers this one about rub-on pain relievers.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on chronic pain.
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Does the thumb side of your hand feel like it’s going to sleep — that weak, numb, pins-and-needles feeling — for no apparent reason? You may suspect that you have carpel tunnel syndrome. The good news is that there are a number of methods you can try at home to ease your pain.
Aromatics can do more than soothe your mind. Scientific studies show that aromatherapy — inhaling or absorbing aromatic plant extracts — also may help soothe your body and relieve pain.
Our entire body, including our joints, gut and brain, functions best when we eat a diet based primarily on nourishing, whole foods. From reducing processed foods to eating the rainbow, find out what you can do to reduce your pain through an anti-inflammatory diet.
Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.
Here, we pit acetaminophen (Tylenol®) against ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®). Find out which is better for headache, backache, fever, sore throat, cramps, sinusitis, sore muscles and arthritis.
Prescription drugs can knock out chronic pain. But these and other opioids, which decrease pain perception, come with mighty side effects. Opioids aren’t for everyone. In fact, they’re often reserved for patients with severe pain from terminal cancer. “We prescribe opioids only when other treatments and pain medications don’t work,” says Benjamin Abraham, MD, of … Read More