Many conditions cause pain, and the pain may vary in its type, duration, location, and severity. The following doctor-written and doctor-reviewed articles detail common conditions that cause pain and include the symptoms, causes, risks, and other information to enhance understanding of each condition.


Chronic Pain

Chronic pain typically describes pain that lasts 3 months or longer. There are several conditions that may cause chronic pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines can cause pain that ranges from mild to excruciating. While there are more than 200 types of headaches that have been identified, there are a few specific types that tend commonly occur within the general population.