How do pain relievers work?

Geetha from Chennai asks ‘How do drugs cure our body?’. Well we’ve found this great video of George Zaidan explaing how pain relievers work from Ted Education, which we hope will illustrate the answer to your question!

Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Find out about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we’ve invented to block or circumvent that discomfort.

Watch the video below;

 About our guest scientist

George Zaidan is a writer and teacher, as well as being host of Pocket Science and a blogger for The Huffington Post. You can find out more about George on his personal website, or on twitter. This video was created for Ted Education.