Pain Medications: A Relief from Agony

Pain is a highly unpleasant and nasty sensation, regardless of its cause or source. For different body parts, pain takes different forms. For example it can be classified into sharp, acute, minor, major, chronic, burning etc. Whatever the source be, if some pain is induced in your body it will leave you irritated or totally numb; depending upon the magnitude of the aching. The injured are sends a certain set of signals to the brain through the nerves which is interpreted as pain. Most of the pain medications cannot stop the agony, in spite it helps to stop the transmission of the signals from the injured area to the brain.

The medications take effect on each individual differently so the intake of the drug is varied. And the way the body responds to these medications also changes from person to person. As a result different types of drugs are needed for different people for a similar injury or medical condition.

The intensity of the pain reliever needs to be high for some, whereas some prefer a light dose of these relievers. Taking into account all these points, it is better to consult a doctor before selecting a reliever yourself. It is recommended that you buy these drugs with a proper prescription from the doctor. Some of the medications included in the pain medication list are sited below.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are the most effective type of drugs against acute and chronic pain in patients. They are very useful at treating inflammatory conditions, arthritis, and bursitis. Only people suffering from the chronic stage are recommended this as it can cause various stomach problems.

Corticosteroids give relief to inflamed areas by helping to reduce the swelling, itching, redness and other allergic reactions.  Some of the side effects exhibited by them are weight gain, stomach problems, insomnia, mood swings and weakened immune system. Narcotics are considered as the last straw and should be used only if the other methods are futile. It is because they can be dangerous and highly addictive, even though they are very effective.