Home > Medical > Pain Pain All sections in Pain » About Pain » Different Painkilling Drugs » Epidurals » FAQs » Health Tips » Local Anaesthetics » Pain News » Opiods » Pain in Children » Post-operative Pain Relief » Real-life Story Anticipating pain a source of misery According to research, faced with inevitable pain, most people choose to "get it out of the way" as soon as possible. Fibromyalgia patients process pain differently More autistic kids born to women with lupus Poorer lupus patients struggle with meds Fibromyalgia tougher for younger patients See All Pain News » What is Pain? When pain receptors in the body are stimulated, for instance when you touch a very hot object with your hand, the pain stimulus is transferred along the peripheral nervous system into the spinal cord and up to the brain. Pain is the body's way of indicating that a problem exists. Take Action Start A Health24 blog » Ask Osteopath » Quiz Are you depressed? » Assess Cancer - are you at risk? » 7 warning signs you should not ignore 6 pains you shouldn't ignore advertisement About pain Fibromyalgia - can diet help? Understanding chronic pain Malic acid and magnesium ease pain Types of pain See All About pain » Epidurals Questions and answers about epidural analgesia How does an epidural work? How long does an epidural work? How is an epidural injection done? See All Epidurals » Health tips Centrum tip - Clutch that crutch Centrum tip – A pain in the neck? Centrum tip – Soothe your joints with warm water See All Health tips » Opioids Opioids Low efficacy opioids High efficacy opioids Moderate efficacy opioids See All Opioids » Post-operative-pain-relief Types of postoperative pain relief Traditional way of post-operative pain relief: Injections of morphine or another opioid Local anaesthetics of post-operative pain relief, including Nerve Blocks Pain relief after surgery See All Post-operative-pain-relief » Tools Could you be using the wrong painkillers? See All Tools » Different painkilling drugs The different groups of painkillers A table of mild oral painkillers What different types of painkillers do we find? What is an epidural? See All Different painkilling drugs » FAQs Can I have an active life after a transplant? What is the difference between acute and chronic pain? Can opioids be taken orally What increases the risk for back pain? See All FAQs » Local anaesthetics What are local anaesthetics? Side-effects of local anaesthetics Examples of local anaesthetics See All Local anaesthetics » Pain in children A child's body talks of his pain The alphabet of pain See All Pain in children » Real-life story The alphabet of pain See All Real-life story » From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.