Definition of pain relief in US English:

pain relief


  • The alleviation of pain, typically by means of medication.

    • ‘Give medications that relax the child and medications that provide pain relief.’
    • ‘It usually takes a few weeks of daily applications before you feel noticeable pain relief.’
    • ‘Injecting knees with intra-articular saline after arthroscopy seems to produce good pain relief.’
    • ‘If essential, pain relief and a local nerve block may be used to supplement conventional analgesia.’
    • ‘Heat applied to the area of pain may help with pain relief e.g. holding a hot water bottle to the lower abdomen.’
    • ‘In mild cases topical pain relief such as gels or creams can be useful.’
    • ‘Taking pain relief before being seen by a doctor will ‘mask’ the symptoms of the injury.’
    • ‘Although women receiving epidural analgesia had a longer second stage of labour, they had better pain relief.’
    • ‘Epidural anaesthesia is a safe and reliable method of pain relief.’
    • ‘The aims of first aid should be to stop the burning process, cool the burn, provide pain relief, and cover the burn.’
    • ‘Spinal pain relief, or epidurals, are routinely given after operations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Understand your options for pain relief so that you can better work with your medical team.’
    • ‘In doing so, pain relief is obtained and physical therapy can be used to help restore function.’
    • ‘Significant pain relief was evident at the first measurement, 4 hours after the first dose of treatment.’
    • ‘The anaesthetist or surgeon will usually discuss the options for pain relief with each patient before surgery.’
    • ‘Injections into joints or trigger points can provide pain relief for months at a time.’
    • ‘The underlying pathology of neck disorders remains unclear, so treatments are aimed at pain relief.’
    • ‘Where available, more than one in five women will request epidurals for pain relief in labour.’