Muscles, bones and joints are vulnerable targets for pain to attack. Chronic, or recurrent, pain may begin with an injury or illness, but could also originate with anything from a bad mattress to arthritis. Acute pain acts as an alarm such as with a bee sting or stubbing your toe and can last for a few moments or for longer.
Types of Pain Relievers
Acetaminophen relieves pain by talking to the area of the brain that receives the pain signals.
NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) relieve pain by reducing the production of hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) that cause pain.