There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor.
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions.
New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals.
In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain sea creatures.
Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. Some side effects are more common than others. This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol.
Can hypnosis treat pain? A recent meta-analysis combines the findings of 85 studies and concludes that it could be an effective option for pain relief.
For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep.
Finger pain can result from a minor injury and will usually get better with self-care. However, severe, worsening, or recurring pain may indicate a more serious injury or underlying condition. Learn more about the causes and treatment of finger pain here.
Can music soothe pain? A new study in mice finds that listening to Mozart alongside taking standard pain medication works better than drugs alone.
Stomach pain when breathing is often due to a problem with the diaphragm or the tissues in the chest cavity. Possible causes include injuries, hiatal hernia, pregnancy, pleurisy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Learn more here.