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Medications for Pain Treatment

Medications are often used in the treatment of painful conditions. Medications can be pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, or they can have other effects.

Types of Pain Medications
The treatment of chronic pain is a difficult problem -- for both patients and doctors. The most effective treatment of chronic pain utilizes a long-term approach and efforts to attack the pain with different types of treatments. Medications are one method to treat chronic pain.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Pain Medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications, especially for pateints with orthopedic problems such as arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis.

Will I Become Addicted to Pain Medications?
Pain medications are used after most surgical procedures, and the most frequently used pain medications are narcotics. These narcotic pain medications are potentially addictive and many patients are worried that they may become addicted to these medicines.

NSAIDs - 10 Things You Need to Know
NSAIDs, also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are among the most commonly prescribed arthritis medications. NSAIDs are used to treat inflammation and pain. It's important to follow safety warnings associated with NSAID use.

Which NSAID is best?
Many orthopedic conditions are treated with NSAIDs, including arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. These medications treat pain, inflammation and swelling. Many drugs are available, and patients often want to know which is best.

10 Things You Should Do When Given a New Prescription
When your doctor hands you a new prescription, it becomes your responsibility to know what the drug is for, how to take it, what side effects may occur and more. Here are 10 tips for what you should do when given a new prescription.

Limbrel
Limbrel is a new medication used to treat inflammation. Limbrel is a medical food made from bark and root extracts. Limbrel has been found to be safe in patients who cannot take other types of anti-inflammatory medications.

Answers to Questions About Vioxx
Vioxx, a popular anti-inflammatory medication has been recalled because of concerns with side-effects of the drug. Vioxx has been used to treat arthritis. Vioxx has been shown to increase the risk of cardiac side-effects with long-term use.

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