Pain is something everyone experiences at one time or another. In some cases, the pain is short-term (also known as acute pain); in other cases, it is long-term (also known as chronic pain). Pain can be the result of injury or illness, or the causes can be unknown.
Welcome to the Pain Health Channel on eMedTV. Because pain is such a common occurrence in people, and because many people take medication to help relieve it, this eMedTV resource contains hundred of articles on the different medications used to relieve pain. These articles discuss both prescription medicines (like Relafen® and Toradol®) and non-prescription medicines (like Motrin®). The circumstances under which these pain medications are taken are described, as are precautions and warnings to be aware of with the drugs, potential side effects, and indications of a possible overdose. This Health Channel also contains information on various causes of pain.
You may choose to begin your eMedTV pain experience by clicking any of the featured pain links located on this page. You can also use the health topic section on the left side to find a specific topic of interest. If you do not find the pain information that you are looking for in these two locations, use the search box at the top of this page. We also have a Health Channel devoted to one of the most common types of pain -- back pain