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Pain Management

What is Pain?

Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong with your body. It is your body's way of sending a warning to your brain. Pain is whatever the person who is experiencing the pain says it is, and it exists whenever he or she says it does. Sometimes pain may only be an annoyance, like when you have a mild headache. At other times, pain may be a signal that there is a serious problem, such as when your pain does not go away after an operation - even after you take pain medicine.

Why should pain be treated?

Pain can affect you in many way (More)


Understanding Pain Management

  • Back Basics: Identifying and Understanding Back Pain
  • Choosing the Right Pain Treatment
  • Common Back Injuries
  • Common Leg Injuries
  • Common Questions about Injuries
  • Common Shoulder and Arm Injuries
  • Body in Pain (Multi-media Partnership)
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Pain Management
  • Migraine Headaches: Ways to Deal With the Pain (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)
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  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Forty year old knee injury- new technology?
  • Ibuprofen after surgery?
  • Medical
  • Medications for Muscle Pain
  • Mixing Pain Medications
  • Nerve Blockers
  • Neurologic Pain Diagnostics
  • NSAID
  • Pain Management Clinics
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    Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014