Pain / Anesthetics

What are the side effects of tramadol?

Tramadol is a prescription pain medication that can help with moderate to severe pain. It has a number of side effects, however, including dizziness, nausea, sweating, and heartburn. Less common side effects include confusion and hives. Doctors only prescribe tramadol to people over 12 years old. Adolescents with certain risk factors should speak with their […]

Pain / Anesthetics

How much ibuprofen is too much?

Ibuprofen is an effective pain reliever, but taking too much of it can cause serious side effects. This is true in both the short- and the long-term. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). People take ibuprofen to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is one of the most used medications in the world. A […]

Pain / Anesthetics

Just how effective is hypnosis at relieving pain?

Could hypnosis relieve pain? The largest meta-analysis to date concludes that it could be a viable, safe, cost-effective option. Hypnosis might provide an innovative way to treat pain. Researchers estimate that chronic pain affects more than 1.5 billion individuals globally. Doctors often prescribe opioid medications to treat this type of pain. However, these drugs are […]

Body Aches Pain / Anesthetics

Causes and treatment of finger pain

Finger pain can affect joint mobility and impact a person’s ability to carry out everyday activities. Causes of finger pain can include injuries, infections, tendon problems, and arthritis. In this article, we explore some of the potential causes of finger pain and their treatments. We also cover when to see a doctor and some self-care […]

Body Aches Pain / Anesthetics

What causes flank pain?

Flank pain is pain on the side of the torso, just below the ribs. Sometimes, the pain may extend to the low back. There are many organs and muscles in or near to the left and right flanks, making flank pain a common symptom. Some causes of flank pain, such as a kidney infection or […]