Living With Pain
- Q How should I talk to my doctor about my pain?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe type of pain you experience can offer clues to its cause. Keep these factors in mind when describing your pain to your doctor. Where the pain is located When you first noticed the pain What precipitated the pain How long you have had the pain How... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my physical pain?
When deciding if you should see your doctor about your physical pain, remember that physical pain can be caused by many things, including cancer, traumatic injuries, and blood vessel problems. Also, remember that certain conditions, including age and... Full Answer
- Q What questions should I ask my doctor about joint pain?
Deborah Davis, Obstetrics & GynecologyJoint pain is discomfort that arises at the point where two or more bones meet. Joint pain can be mild, causing some soreness each time you move or it can be severe, making it impossible to use your joint. Joint pain is rarely an emergency and in most... Full Answer
- Q How can fish help with pain relief?
Dr. Howard S. Smith, Pain MedicineScientists are now looking at some types of oily fish as having pain-relieving functions. The essential fatty acids in salmon, tuna, and trout, among others, act as anti-inflammatory compounds and may help the body to absorb iodine. Low levels of... Full Answer