Prescription Pain Relief
Your doctor may use prescription medications to treat severe chronic pain, such as neuropathic pain, chronic migraines, arthritis, severe headaches, low back pain, cancer pain, or another chronic pain syndrome. Opioid medications, or narcotics, may be used in cases of severe pain, but they can be addictive. Tramadol (Ultram), oxycodone (Endocet), and morphine are opioid medications. They work by changing the brain's perception of pain. Narcotics may trigger constipation. Drink plenty of water and eat colorful fruits and vegetables to get adequate fiber to keep things moving.