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Sports medicine expert Calvin Hwang weighs in on when you should use cold or heat for athletic injuries, such as sprains and strains.

Sports medicine expert Calvin Hwang weighs in on when you should use cold or heat for athletic injuries, such as sprains and strains.

Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.

Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.

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How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.

How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.

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Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.

A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.

During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.

During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.

Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.

Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.

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Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.

Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.

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Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.

Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.

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