Advertisement

What treatment should be taken for pain and inflammation?

There 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.

Continue Learning about Pain Treatment

The Pain-Fighting Power of Saffron
The Pain-Fighting Power of Saffron
Did you know it takes 70,000 to 250,000 purple saffron crocuses to make one pound of the amber-red seasoning (it’s made from dried stigma, the part of...
Read More
What are x-ray guided interventional injections for pain treatment?
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MDDevi E. Nampiaparampil, MD
X-ray guided interventional injections are used to treat very specific localized pain, such as sciat...
More Answers
What is disc decompression?
Gary E. Kraus, MDGary E. Kraus, MD
Intervertebral discs are shock absorbers which act as cushions between the vertebral bodies of the s...
More Answers
What Are the Risks of Using Opioid Pain Medication?
What Are the Risks of Using Opioid Pain Medication?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.