Pain is a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus received by naked nerve endings. It is characterized by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leads to evasive action.
What types of over-the-counter pain killers should you take for a headache, arthritis, muscle pain, or swelling? Learn the difference between aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen.
A common assumption is that people with chronic pain are only imagining their pain. However, part of cognitive behavioral therapy is to help acknowledge that the pain is real and develop healthy thought patterns to manage it.
American Academy of Pain Management http://www.aapainmanage.org
American Chronic Pain Association http://www.theacpa.org
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