Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can begin with an injury or a problem such as a bulging disk in the spine. It can be associated with complex syndromes such as fibromyalgia. Or you may experience it as headaches, back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or a myriad of other localized symptoms.

Tamperproof Pain Drugs on the Horizon

New formulas are good news for fearful patients

Stopping Breakthrough Pain With Fast-Acting Drugs

How medication can keep chronic pain from spiking

Keep Pain Medication From Dulling Your Sex Life

This is one side effect you don't have to live with

Keeping Your Marriage Healthy When You're in Pain

Patients share their struggles and successes with staying close

What You Should Know About Painkiller Addiction

Most people can follow simple guidelines to use these drugs safely and effectively

Real Life Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain

Patients and experts share surprising ways you can bring the joy back and lessen the pain

Steering Clear of Addiction

How to safely use narcotic painkillers

Make a Good Decision About Back Surgery

Spine surgeons explain what questions patients should ask

One Couple's Struggle With Chronic Back Pain

Learning how to manage the pain and manage to stay connected