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.

Finding the Cause of Chronic Back Pain

Taking the time to find the root of the problem will payoff in pain relief

Caregivers Can Be Cancer Painkillers

Ways loved ones can provide critical support to people with cancer pain

How Women's Pain Differs from Men's

Women feel pain more intensely—and in higher numbers—than men, but it's not exactly clear why

Change the Way You Think About Pain

Using CBT "coping thoughts," pain patients can reduce their response to pain

Back Pain Quiz

Test your back pain IQ!

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Stops Pain Obsession

Changing the way you think about your pain can actually reduce it

Can Surgery Solve Your Back Pain?

How to decide if an operation is the right choice for you

A Patient's Success With Antidepressants for Pain and Depression

A chronic pain patient shares her struggle and success with treatment

The Dangers of Not Treating Cancer Pain

Managing your pain is a key part of your cancer treatment