Pain Management

We all feel pain from time to time due to injuries, but chronic pain is also a hallmark of many conditions and can be challenging to treat. Pain medications have well known side effects, but often little else works. In some cases, the pain can even be a side effect of medicines you’ve been prescribed for other conditions. MedShadow helps you understand different types of pain and how they may respond to different medications or alternative and complementary treatments.

Essential Information

Pain in the Back? Treatments that Work

About 80% of all adults experience disabling low back pain at some point. Physical therapy and exercise are now the recommended back pain treatments.

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