Thomas L. Whitten, MD
Specialty: Pain Medicine
- pain medicine
- pain medicine
Location and Office HoursWestmoreland Pain Management Center
4893 Rte 30 E
Greensburg, PA 15601
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Keystone Blue (Highmark BC/BS)
- Security Blue (Highmark BC/BS)
- United Healthcare
What treatment should be taken for pain and inflammation?
MediGuard answeredThere are many different pain treatments available and the best one for you will depend on the type of pain that you have as well as other medical conditions that you have. Below are some common medicines that are used to treat pain: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) - These medicines are used to treat pain and inflammation. Some examples include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and many others. Narcotics - These medicines are used to treat severe pain. Some examples include oxycodone and morphine. There is also tramadol (Ultram) which is a medicine that has opioid like properties, but fewer risks for dependency and other side effects. Finally, there are two medicines, gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) that are used to treat diabetic nerve pain and is sometimes prescribed "off-label" to treat other pain conditions. Pregabalin (Lyrica) is also approved to treat the condition of fibromyalgia.
What is chest pain?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Chest pain, a type of visceral pain, can result from a variety of different problems. Generally speaking, it can be associated with the heart, lungs, ribs, or muscles, and tendons in the area. Chest pain associated with the heart can be angina, which results from a lack of blood and oxygen. A heart attack is like angina but more severe. Inflammation is also a possibility. If caused by the lungs, chest pain can imply pneumonia or asthma.
What are nonprescription medicines?
Medicines you can buy without a prescription are called nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. They may be taken to treat minor health problems at home.
Examples of over-the-counter medicines are acetaminophen, aspirin, antacids, decongestants, antihistamines and laxatives.
It's important to talk to your doctor about what medicines may not be safe to give children.
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