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What Is a Celiac Plexus Block?

A celiac plexus block is a procedure that may be used to treat severe, recurrent abdominal pain that is unresponsive to other treatments. Learn more....

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NSAIDs for Chronic Pain

Here is a look at the long-term use of NSAIDs for chronic pain safe and what the potential side effects are. If you have chronic pain, chances are...

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Chronic Pain Treatment

From medication to meditation, choosing chronic pain treatment starts with understanding your options. Arm yourself with the information you need.

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Using Corticosteroids for Pain Control

Corticosteroids are often prescribed to treat painful joint conditions. Learn about how corticosteroids work and how they are used. Corticosteroids...

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Benefits and Risks of Opioids for Chronic Pain

Opioids (narcotics) may help people with chronic pain to get their lives back. Learn about the types of these medications as well as side effects....

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Using Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain Management

Buprenorphine has been available for some time as opioid substitution therapy for opioid dependence. But can buprenorphine also treat chronic pain?...

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Heat vs. Ice: Should You Use Heat or Ice for Your Pain?

If you're in pain learn when to use heat and when to use ice for your aches and pains with this basic guide. When it comes to relieving pain, you...

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Types of Opioids Used for Chronic Pain Relief

Learn about various types of opioids used chronic pain relief, and find out which one your doctor is likely to prescribe if you need help managing...

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Ultrasound Therapy Treatment for Chronic Pain

Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to penetrate soft tissues and is used by therapists to treat pain conditions and to promote tissue healing....

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Is It Safe to Take the Generic Version of Valium?

Valium can be expensive and often not covered by insurance. Learn if diazepam, the generic form of Valium, is as effective as the brand name. Valium...

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Topical Analgesics for Pain

Here's what you should know about the various types of topical analgesics and their effectiveness at treating chronic pain. Topical analgesics...

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Using Naproxen for Chronic Pain Management

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat chronic pain. Get insight into how it works, the side effects, and how to use it safely. Naproxen...

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Using a TENS Unit for Pain Management

What is a TENS unit and how does it work? Some people get pain relief by using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device at home. A TENS...

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Top 5 Medications for Treating Chronic Pain

Narcotics, anticonvulsants, and even antidepressants can be used to treat chronic pain. Learn more about popular options, how they are used, and why....

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Aspirin for Pain Management

Aspirin is one of the oldest painkillers around and is still commonly used today. Learn how aspirin works, including its potential side effects....

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What You Need to Know About Quitting Painkillers

When quitting painkillers, don't quit cold turkey. Learn about opioid and NSAID withdrawal symptoms and how to quit medication responsibly. There...

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Overview of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Learn about chronic pelvic pain syndrome, also called chronic prostatitis, including what it feels like, and how doctors diagnose and treat it....

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How Anticonvulsants Block Chronic Pain

Learn how anticonvulsants, or anti-seizure medications, can treat some types of chronic pain even though they are not designed for that purpose. If...

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Asking Your Doctor for Stronger Painkillers

Strong painkillers like opioids carry risks, but if they could possibly increase your quality of life, learn how to ask for them. Can you ask your...

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Permanent or Temporary Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, you may opt for a nerve block, a permanent or temporary procedure that disrupts specific nerve activity. If you're...

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An Overview of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Allodynia

When painkillers start making you more sensitive to pain, it's time to find other ways to manage your condition. Learn to identify opioid-induced...

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Percocet for Chronic Pain Management

Learn about Percocet, an opioid painkiller that is used to control moderate to moderately severe pain and contains both oxycodone and acetaminophen....

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How Adjuvant Analgesics Are Used to Treat Chronic Pain

Adjuvant analgesics, such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants, are not primarily designed to control pain but can be used for this purpose. An...

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Using Heat for Pain Treatment

When heat is applied to the skin, it causes more blood to flow into that area. Learn whether heat could help ease your chronic pain. When heat is...

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What to Know About Prescription Pain-Relief Patches

Doctors prescribe pain-relief patches to help relieve acute and chronic pain. Learn about the varieties and some important warnings. Prescription...

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Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

Physical therapy for chronic pain can help improve your symptoms and mobility. Learn what is included in a PT program for chronic pain. It is...

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Patient-Controlled Anesthesia (PCA)

Learn how a patient-controlled anesthesia (PCA) pain management system works. Find out about the benefits and risks of using a patient-controlled...

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What Type of Nerve Pain Medication Is Right for Me?

There are several different types of medication for nerve pain management. Compare and contrast the benefits and risks. When you have neuropathy,...

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