See How Painkillers Work in Your Brain and Body
Have a headache? Down a painkiller. Back ache? Pop an aspirin. Shoulder hurting you? Take an Advil. These instances happen daily as we thank our painkiller of choice for literally killing our aches. But how do they work, and how do they target the pain?
What is Pain?
Pain is a communication tool for the body. Pain works as as warning sign, flagging the brain to a problem somewhere that needs to be quickly fixed.
Researchers say simple hangover headaches are caused after your brain gets “attacked” and overwhelmed by the alcohol levels in the body.