Omega 3 fatty acids are naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory agents found in fish oil. Unlike narcotic medications, they are neither addictive nor habit-forming. Readily available and relatively affordable, fish oil is sold over-the-counter (OTC) at supermarkets, pharmacies, and health food stores.
Omega 3 fatty acids are found in raw or cooked fish, but sold as pills and packaged in bottles of various quantities. Cod liver oil, an old home remedy, is also sold in liquid or syrup form. As a pain management treatment, Omega 3 fatty acids require proper and regular dosages.
The quality of fish oil varies, so patients are encouraged to read labels and discuss any herbal remedies with their doctor, therapist, or medical practitioner.