It wasn't that long ago that a study claimed that coffee might prolong life. Then, a study revealed it can lower the risk of skin cancer. Now, some new research shows that coffee may be capable of reducing physical pain. And you thought it was just for getting your day started?

A new study conducted in Norway looked at 48 people and discovered that those who drank coffee experienced less neck and shoulder pain after sitting at a computer for 90 minutes.

The experiment wasn't meant to study the effects of caffeine. But it's deemed possible that the beverage had a direct impact on dulling pain. Still, researchers say that more research is needed before they can confirm that coffee really diminishes the pain.

[NBC News]