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.

Managing the Side Effects of Painkillers

How to get effective pain relief without the downside

How to Prevent Low Back Pain

Easy tips for keeping your back healthy

Strategies for Coping With Depression and Chronic Pain

These conditions often go hand in hand—learn how to cope with them

How I Conquered My Chronic Back Pain

Years after a car accident wrecked her back, Pat fought for and found relief

Exercise Will Help Your Back

It may seem funny, but your back often needs exercise to heal from injury

Should You Have an MRI?

Be careful about rushing to the lab to get a scan of your back

Safely Using Narcotics for Cancer Pain

Stay alert for side effects or signs of addiction

How the Mind Controls Pain

Science is beginning to understand the brain's complex relationship to pain