Is Your Pain Medication Working?

Pain medications play a very important role in treating chronic pain, but how do you know if the medication you’re taking is right for you? This slideshow explains the basics of how to tell if your pain medication is working—and what to do if it isn’t.

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How Pain Medications Work

How Pain Medications Work

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Because there are so many types of pain, there are various types of pain medications. Many pain medications work by disrupting pain messages to the brain or by changing the way your brain interprets the pain signal. Click through the following slides to learn how to tell if your pain medication is working.