All pain relievers are not created equal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be better for headaches while Advil (ibuprofen) may work better for muscle pain and inflammation.
Does chronic migraine—15 or more headache days a month—keep you from doing the things you love? Find out what you can do about it.
Get help for chronic or even acute pelvic pain
Smoking marijuana provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.
Music superstar Prince's April 21 death was caused by a self-administered dose of the potent prescription painkiller fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate similar to, but more potent than, morphine. It's typically given to patients to treat severe pain, or to manage pain after surgery. It's also sometimes prescribed to those with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to opioid painkillers, according to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Some everyday habits can cause muscle pain or even injury, so watch how you sleep, sit, walk and lift, and consider massage to alleviate pain.
Preliminary research in monkeys suggests that a new medication might be able to provide pain relief similar to opioid drugs such as OxyContin, but without the same potential for addiction or serious side effects.
Codeine is unsafe for children and should no longer be given to them, a new report from a leading pediatricians' group warns.
Olympic athletes like swimmer Michael Phelps have red circles from trying an ancient Chinese practice called cupping, said to boost blood flow and rejuvenate muscles.
These 5 simple, healthy habits can help relieve chronic pain. Give yourself 21 days to adopt these healthy lifestyle habits.
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