Pain is that unpleasant physical feeling that tells you something may be wrong in your body. It can be mild or debilitating, sharp or diffuse, last an instant or be a chronic condition. From the development of pain medicines to “the placebo effect”, modern medical science has sought to understand the mechanisms of pain and discover what substances have an active effect on alleviating pain.
Whatever form it takes, when we’re in pain, we seek relief. But how can you be certain of what you need? Are all pain relief medicines the same? There are so many out there. What is the right type for my specific pain? When managing your own health, including pain, start with a conversation with your healthcare provider.