Pain Medications

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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A national survey finds that one-third of Americans used prescription opioid painkillers in 2015, and millions were taking them without prescriptions. What's the reason for this huge number?

By Jesslyn Shields

Is surrounding yourself with supercooled nitrogen gas a smart move for pain relief or a bunch of pseudoscience?

By Oisin Curran

Get expert answers to questions about pain medication in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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You can get pain relief without shots or pills. Learn about new ways to take pain medication in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Learn about using opiods to treat pain and what side effects may occur in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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Learn why many pain medications combine narcotics and analgesics in this article.

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

Imagine going into surgery and instead of being given anesthesia, you are guided through self-hypnosis. Sound crazy? Learn more about hypnosis and discover if it really can be used as a treatment method.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers