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Opioid medicines and chronic non-cancer pain
Opioid medicines can be used to reduce some types of pain, such as acute pain and chronic pain caused by cancer. However, their role in the management of chronic non-cancer pain is limited.
Pain: what is going on?
Pain is a way for the brain to alert the body to potential danger. It can be experienced in many different ways, from mild discomfort to severe and constant pain. There are also many different treatments for managing pain.