There are many medications that are used to treat deep somatic pain. Some of these, like aspirin and ibuprofen, are over-the-counter medications. You do not need a prescription to buy them, and they are usually effective for relieving less severe pain. Others, like morphine, are used to treat severe pain, and it is necessary to have a prescription from your doctor to buy them. Most painkillers work by interfering with pain signals going to the brain. Some medications, like ibuprofen, also help relieve pain by reducing the redness and swelling that often comes with an injury.
- Q Can deep somatic pain be prevented?
- Q How many people have deep somatic pain?
- Q Is deep somatic pain the same thing as visceral pain?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for somebody with deep somatic pain?
- Q How is superficial somatic pain diagnosed?
- Q What is deep somatic pain?