• Will I get addicted to pain medications such as codeine, morphine, or oxycodone? Pain medications like codeine, morphine, and oxycodone are classified as narcotics or opioids. If you take these types of medications, there is a risk that you will become physically dependent on them. What that means is that if you stop using them, you will experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as your body adapts to no longer having the medication in your system.

  • Here are 10 facts about pain to help you better understand the complex sensation and better discuss it with your doctor if you need to. Pain can be caused by many conditions and injuries. You can feel pain from head to toe, on the inside and outside of your body, on your skin, and in your bones and joints.

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