Monday, May 11, 2015

Topic: OTC Pain Relievers

OTC Pain Relievers

Pain isn’t always chronic. To help manage acute pain episodes, there are a number of effective over-the-counter pain relievers. Here’s how to select the one that’s right for you.

Let’s say you’ve been suffering from significant joint pain for several days. What’s your first instinct in addressing it? Is it to schedule an appointment with a pain doctor, or is it to ask your physician for prescription pain medicine? If either of these scenarios popped into your head, you might be jumping the gun, says Kamal S. Ajam, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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