Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints for which people seek medical care. Understand the causes and learn about treatments and strategies to help manage it.

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Young doctor examines senior patient's leg.
How Chronic Nerve Pain Causes Skin Changes
Female nurse helps lift dumbbell to disabled patient rehabilitation therapy
Disuse Atrophy Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
The nerves of the lower body
The Common Symptoms of Neuralgia or Nerve Pain
Woman suffering of headache and massaging forehead
The Link Between Depression and Chronic Pain
Man sitting on bed with backache and headache
Relapsing-Remitting Disorders and Symptoms
Man lying in hospital bed
Progressive Disorders and Diseases
woman suffering from neck pain
How the Nervous System Detects and Interprets Pain
Support Group
The 6 Best Chronic Pain Support Groups of 2021
young woman with cold hands due to Raynaud's syndrome
Raynaud's Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
What Is Chronic Pain?
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The Best Tests for Diagnosing Chronic Pain
Woman getting ultrasound therapy on her shoulder
Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Pain
Doctor and patient talking in clinic
How Pain Rating Scales Work
Man talking to his doctor
Common Tests Used to Diagnose Chronic Pain
Woman with pelvic pain on couch
Tests and Procedures for Diagnosing Pelvic Pain
sliding image-based Pain scale
10 Different Types of Pain Scales and How They're Used
patient controlled anesthesia (PCA)
Patient-Controlled Anesthesia (PCA): What You Need to Know
Woman Addicted to Painkillers Holding Pills in Her Hand Palm
Naprosyn (naproxen) Side Effects
Micro-dosing LSD
Micro-Dose LSD for Pain, Alzheimer's, Mental Illness
Heating pad
The 9 Best Heating Pads of 2021
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Tylenol #3: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Precautions
Medicare coverage acupuncture for back pain
Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture for Low Back Pain?
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What Are Opiates?
Photo of a woman telling her doctor about pain.
Physical Therapy as Treatment for Chronic Pain
Vicodin pills
How Is Opioid Defined?
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Neurontin Abuse on the Rise
Hand holding a pill
Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Allodynia: Causes and Treatments
Woman holding her shoulder in pain
Using Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain Management
woman icing painful knee
Know When to Use Heat or Cold for Your Pain
Man holding blue pill between his fingers
Using Naproxen for Chronic Pain Management
Chiropractor Performing a Median NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity)
How a TENS Unit Can Be Used for Pain Management
A person receiving ultrasound therapy
Ultrasound Therapy Treatment for Chronic Pain
Man in pain getting prescription from doctor
Can You Ask Your Doctor for Stronger Painkillers?
Man sitting on bed with a chronic backache
Percocet for Chronic Pain Management
Older woman rubbing her neck
How Anticonvulsants Block Chronic Pain
Doctor handing a patient a prescription medication container
How Adjuvant Analgesics Are Used to Treat Chronic Pain
man taking medicine
NSAIDs for Long-Term Chronic Pain Treatment
Bottle of pills spilled
Benefits and Risks of Opioids for Chronic Pain
Topical pain medications
Topical Analgesics for Pain
Oxycodone for chronic pain.
Oxycodone Opioid Use in Pain Management
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Types of Medications Used for Treating Chronic Pain
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Vicodin as Medication for Chronic Pain
Woman taking pill in bathroom
Will Tylenol and Similar Drugs Help Neuropathy?
Senior man suffering from knee pain
Using Heat for Pain Treatment
A woman taking medication, France
Generic Valium: Is It Safe and Effective?
White Pills
Using Corticosteroids for Pain Control
CDC Recommendations on Opioids for Chronic Pain
Doctor reviewing medical chart with senior man
Permanent or Temporary Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain
Woman with head ache in bed
How to Safely Quit Taking Painkillers
Male doctor and testicular cancer patient are discussing about testicular cancer test report. Testicular cancer and prostate cancer concept.
Overview of Chronic Pelvic Pain/Prostatitis Syndrome
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Types of Opioids Used for Chronic Pain Relief
Hydrocodone tablets and pill bottle closeup
How Hydrocodone Is Used for Pain Management
Man taking medicine
The Use of NSAIDs For Chronic Pain
Aspirin tablets spilling from a bottle.
Aspirin as Medication for Chronic Pain
Ibuprofen pain relief tablets
The 9 Best OTC Pain Relievers of 2021
Woman reading label on over the counter medication
Choosing the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
woman applying pain patch to neck and shoulder
Prescription Pain-Relief Patches: Uses and Precautions
A man stretches his neck to the side while clutching the sore muscles, which are highlighted in red.
Most Common Chronic Pain Conditions
Woman in pain
The Main Types of Chronic Pain
Woman rubbing her neck
What Does Nerve Pain Feel Like?