Treating Pain When You Have MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease caused by the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacking and damaging the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells in the central nervous system, impairing their ability to conduct signals properly. This process is referred …

Optic Neuritis

The optic nerve is the large nerve that goes from the back of each eye to the visual centers of the brain. These nerve fibers are the pathway that carries visual information, gathered from the retinas of the eyes, to …

Choosing the Right Pain Medication When You Have Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory disorder that causes inflammation in the airways of the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe. The symptoms of asthma, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing and wheezing, usually occur in episodes called asthma …

Chemical Burns in Eyes

One major cause of eye pain is chemical burns to the eyes; chemical burns account for 5 to 10 percent of injuries to the eyes. Severe chemical burns in the eyes are a medical emergency and can cause permanent vision …

Sun Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with an unknown cause. Fibromyalgia causes pain primarily in the muscles and joints of the body, as well as the other connective tissues, and the pain is generally widespread. Fibromyalgia is also linked to …