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Pain medications can be life savers when it comes to managing pain quickly and easily. Learn about the risks and benefits of pain medications.

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Analgesia Overdose

Learn about how controls are built in to patient-controlled analgesia devices to prevent overdoses in this article.


How Whole-Body Cryotherapy Works

How Whole-Body Cryotherapy Works

Supercooled nitrogen gas could hold a secret for pain relief. Learn more about whole-body cryotherapy at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Back Pain Medications Quiz

The Ultimate Back Pain Medications Quiz

Back pain medication can improve a person's quality of life. See what you know about back pain medication by taking this quiz. See more »

Mysterious Pain Quiz

Mysterious Pain Quiz

Mysterious pain can make simple, everyday tasks seem difficult. Take this mysterious pain quiz to test your knowledge of pain. See more »

Pain Medication Q & A

Pain Medication Q & A

Get expert answers to questions about pain medication from Discovery Health. See more »

Narcotics as Terminal Pain Treatment

Narcotics as Terminal Pain Treatment

Using narcotics as terminal pain treatment can be an effective. Learn how narcotics are used to treat end of life pain from Discovery Health. See more »

Alternative Ways to Take Pain Medication

Alternative Ways to Take Pain Medication

You can get pain relief without shots or pills. Learn about new ways to take pain medication from Discovery Health. See more »

Analgesia Overdose

Learn about how controls are built in to patient-controlled analgesia devices to prevent overdoses from Discovery Health. See more »

Magnets as Pain Treatment

Magnets are said to have pain curing powers. Learn more about magnets as an effective treatment for pain in this article from Discovery Health. See more »

Opioids for Treating Pain

Learn about using opiods to treat pain and what side effects may occur from Discovery Health. See more »

Pain Medications and Their Content

Learn why many pain medications combine narcotics and analgesics in this article from Discovery Health. See more »