How Is Pain Treated?
Depending upon its severity, pain may be treated in a number of ways. Symptomatic options for pain treatment may include one or more of these methods:
- Drug treatments, including non-prescription medications like Aleve, Motrin and Tylenol or stronger medications, such as morphine, codeine or anesthesia.
- Nerve blocks (the blocking of a group of nerves with local anesthetics)
- Alternative treatments, including acupuncture, relaxation and biofeedback
- Electrical stimulation
- Physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Behavior modification
Some pain medicines are more effective in fighting pain when they are combined with other methods of treatment. You may need to try various methods to maintain maximum pain relief.