Overview

Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.[read article]

Tests for Pain

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Pain

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TRAMADOL (TRA ma dole) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.  More
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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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MORPHINE (MOR feen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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CODEINE (KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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CELECOXIB (sell a KOX ib) is known as a COX-2 inhibitor, a drug that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. It is used to reduce swellin...  More
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OXYCODONE (ox i KOE done) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat constant pain that lasts for more than a few days. It is used by people who have been taking an op...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and r...  More
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FENTANYL (FEN ta nil) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat breakthrough cancer pain that your long acting pain medicine does not control. Do not use this medicin...  More
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INDOMETHACIN (in doe METH a sin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful join...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; TRAMADOL (a set a MEE noe fen; TRA ma dole) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat short term moderate pain.  More
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BUPRENORPHINE (byoo pre NOR feen) is used to treat certain types of drug dependence.  More
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KETOROLAC (kee toe ROLE ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for a short while to treat moderate to severe pain, including pain after s...  More
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KETOPROFEN (kee toe PROE fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may...  More
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HYDROMORPHONE (hye droe MOR fone) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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ETODOLAC (ee toe DOE lak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat ost...  More
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MELOXICAM (mel OX i cam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for osteoarthritis, rheu...  More
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ERGOTAMINE (er GOT a meen) is part of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat vascular headaches or migraines.  More
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HYDROCODONE; IBUPROFEN (hye droe KOE done; eye BYOO proe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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BUTORPHANOL (byoo TOR fa nole) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is also used to prevent pain before surgery and during child birt...  More
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FLURBIPROFEN (flure BI proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for o...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; HYDROCODONE (a set a MEE noe fen; hye droe KOE done) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; CODEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain.  More
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MEFENAMIC ACID (me fe NAM ik AS id) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to...  More
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DIHYDROERGOTAMINE (dye hye droe er GOT a meen) is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. It should not be used to prevent migraine headaches.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; OXYCODONE (a set a MEE noe fen; ox i KOE done) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain.  More
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FENOPROFEN (fen oh PROE fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat ...  More
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ALMOTRIPTAN (al moh TRIP tan) is used to treat migraines with or without aura. An aura is a strange feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack. It is...  More
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MECLOFENAMATE (me kloe fen AM ate) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to ...  More
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ASPIRIN; OXYCODONE (AS pir in; ox i KOE done) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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IBUPROFEN; OXYCODONE (eye BYOO proe fen; ox i KOE done) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain for 7 days or less.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PROPOXYPHENE (a set a MEE noe fen; proe POX i feen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain.  More
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BUTORPHANOL (byoo TOR fa nole) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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FENTANYL (FEN ta nil) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat persistent, moderate to severe chronic pain. It is used only by people who have been taking an opioid ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PHENYLTOLOXAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; fen ill toe LOX a meen) is a combination of a pain reliever and an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symp...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; BUTALBITAL; CAFFEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; byoo TAL bi tal; KAF een) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat tension headaches.  More
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FENTANYL (FEN ta nil) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat breakthrough cancer pain that your long acting pain medicine does not control. Do not use this medicin...  More
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BUPRENORPHINE (byoo pre NOR feen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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PENTAZOCINE (pen TAZ oh seen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It also contains naloxone, which is used to prevent the misuse of thi...  More
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ASPIRIN; CAFFEINE; DIHYDROCODEINE (AS pir in; KAF een; dye hye droe KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DICHLORALPHENAZONE; ISOMETHEPTENE (a seet a MIN oh fen; dye klor al PHEN a zone; eye soe me THEP teen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat migrai...  More
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HYDROMORPHONE (hye droe MOR fone) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; CAFFEINE; DIHYDROCODEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; KAF een; dye hye droe KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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TRAMADOL (TRA ma dole) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Pain

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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KETOPROFEN (kee toe PROE fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DIPHENHYDRAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dye fen HYE dra meen) is a pain reliever antihistamine combination. It is used to treat allergy symptoms like s...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PHENYLTOLOXAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; fen ill toe LOX a meen) is a combination of a pain reliever and an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symp...  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE; IBUPROFEN (dye fen HYE dra meen; eye BYOO proe fen) is a combination of a sleep-aid and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; ASPIRIN; CAFFEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; AS pir in; KAF een) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild aches and pains. This medicine may help with...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Pain What's this?

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Comfrey ( Symphytum spp.) is native to both Europe and Asia and has traditionally been used as both a food and forage crop.  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Shark cartilage is one of the most popular supplements in the United States, with over 40 brand name products sold in 1995 alone. Primarily used for cancer, its use...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Reishi mushroom ( Ganoderma lucidum ), also known as ling zhi in China, grows wild on decaying logs and tree stumps. Reishi occurs in six different colors, but the ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Since ancient Egypt, white horehound ( Marrubium vulgare L.) has been used as an expectorant (to facilitate removal of mucus from the lungs or throat). Ayurvedic, N...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Arnica montana is commonly used in herbal ointments and oils applied on the skin as an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agent for aches, bruises, and sprains on...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. It has been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. In modern time...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Pain What's this?

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Efficacy Grade B
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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