A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and surgery to relieve symptoms.

The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people.

Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs.

New research suggests that ‘mechanoceuticals’ may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.

The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. Learn about nine causes of pain in the right side of the neck here.

Because of the opioid epidemic, researchers are testing the viability of alternatives, one of which is ketamine. A new study assesses its use in the ER.

Researchers have designed a drug that may soon be a safe, effective alternative to opioids for treating moderate-to-severe chronic pain.

A 4-year prospective cohort study finds that cannabis may not be very effective for treating chronic pain that is not cancer-related.

Under anesthesia, do we completely lose consciousness, or does part of it persist but in a different form? New research investigates.

There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor.