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Thursday, August 19, 2010


I thought I'd provide some information on a very common problem that has affected everyone at one time or another--pain. I want to share some information that I came across on two different issues of pain management.

I think just about everyone has bought some kind of over-the-counter pain medication for those times when you are suffering from some kind of pain, whether it be over exertion or a headache or some other kind of pain. There are a lot of important health issues to keep in mind when selecting a pain medication. Each medicine has different ingredients and it's important to know what's in the medicine you're taking to make sure it doesn't interact with something else you're taking or some condition you may have.

The American Pain Foundation has a wonderful web page on over-the-counter pain medications called Nonprescription Medicines.

Now, there are people who suffer from chronic pain who can't find relief with nonprescription medicines. There are doctors who specialize in pain medicine and if your pain is bad enough, you should think about seeing a pain specialist. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has a web page called The Management of Pain that describes exactly what a pain specialist does and how they can help you. I highly recommend you take a look at that site if you, or someone you know, suffers from chronic pain that is not under control.

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