As we all know, pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. It is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Whether it is the result of an injury, surgery, or a chronic condition, pain can make it difficult to concentrate, sleep, or even function normally. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help lessen or eliminate pain.
One common method of pain relief is the use of medication. There are a variety of analgesics (painkillers) available over the counter and by prescription that can be used to treat different types of pain. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, are often used to treat mild to moderate pain. For more severe pain, narcotic analgesics such as codeine or oxycodone may be prescribed.
No matter what type of pain you are experiencing, there is likely a treatment available to help make it more manageable. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best way to treat your specific situation.