Home > Medical > Pain > FAQs FAQs 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 Can I have an active life after a transplant? You could even compete in the Transplant Games to be held in July 2003 in France. National trials are being held in August 2002 in Cape Town. What is the difference between acute and chronic pain? Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself. Can opioids be taken orally The low- and moderate efficacy opioids can be taken orally. Examples include codeine and tilidine. 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 What increases the risk for back pain? Smoking, ageing, a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, obesity, pregnancy and genetic factors are all risk factors for developing back pain. Can painkillers be addictive? Yes, they can, which is why doctors limit the painkillers people may take. Many people become addicted to painkillers which are available over the counter. How long will pethidine effectively relieve pain? Only for 2 - 3 hours, although many doctors prescribe pethidine 6 - 8 hourly. This leaves people in pain for more than half the time. Is Tramadol less effective than pethidine or morphine. It was initially found to be less effective, but then it was dicovered that the recommended doses were too low. Is it true that overdosing on painkillers can damage your liver? Yes, it is. For this reason, there are usually strict instructions on recommended dosages for both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers. What are the advantages of postoperative pain relief? Postoperative pain relief is very important but unfortunately often neglected. load more articles advertisement 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.