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[mass noun] The alleviation of pain, typically by means of medication.
- ‘The underlying pathology of neck disorders remains unclear, so treatments are aimed at pain relief.’
- ‘If essential, pain relief and a local nerve block may be used to supplement conventional analgesia.’
- ‘The aims of first aid should be to stop the burning process, cool the burn, provide pain relief, and cover the burn.’
- ‘In doing so, pain relief is obtained and physical therapy can be used to help restore function.’
- ‘Epidural anaesthesia is a safe and reliable method of pain relief.’
- ‘Taking pain relief before being seen by a doctor will ‘mask’ the symptoms of the injury.’
- ‘Give medications that relax the child and medications that provide pain relief.’
- ‘Injections into joints or trigger points can provide pain relief for months at a time.’
- ‘In mild cases topical pain relief such as gels or creams can be useful.’
- ‘Although women receiving epidural analgesia had a longer second stage of labour, they had better pain relief.’
- ‘Heat applied to the area of pain may help with pain relief e.g. holding a hot water bottle to the lower abdomen.’
- ‘Where available, more than one in five women will request epidurals for pain relief in labour.’
- ‘Understand your options for pain relief so that you can better work with your medical team.’
- ‘Spinal pain relief, or epidurals, are routinely given after operations.’
- ‘Significant pain relief was evident at the first measurement, 4 hours after the first dose of treatment.’
- ‘Injecting knees with intra-articular saline after arthroscopy seems to produce good pain relief.’
- ‘It usually takes a few weeks of daily applications before you feel noticeable pain relief.’
- ‘There is no evidence that acupuncture can treat cancer, though it could be used effectively for pain relief.’
- ‘She wants pain relief as quickly as possible and asks if she should go to a chiropractor.’
- ‘The anaesthetist or surgeon will usually discuss the options for pain relief with each patient before surgery.’
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