A research team from Keele University’s Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has been awarded a major grant of £2.4 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, and to improve care for patients with persistent pain – without the use of long-term opioids. The research […]Continue Reading ...
Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research published in Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of healthcare and […]Continue Reading ...
Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the U.S. to implant a new device designed to relieve knee pain and help people with osteoarthritis prevent or delay knee replacements. For the millions who suffer with the daily pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, treatments to slow the progression of the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System have successfully demonstrated that it is possible to pinpoint genes that contribute to inter-individual differences in pain. Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million people in the United States. Clinicians have long recognized that some people are more […]Continue Reading ...
Neuroscientific approach may help reconcile self-reported emotions and their neural underpinnings Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient’s fear of pain. This neuroscientific approach, reported in eNeuro, may help reconcile self-reported emotions and their neural underpinnings. […]Continue Reading ...
Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees persisted. A sexual assault two years ago […]Continue Reading ...
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted parents, caregivers and health care providers to the safety risks that jewelry used for relieving teething pain pose for children. The agency warned that they should not be used to relieve teething pain in children or to provide sensory stimulation to persons with special needs, such as […]Continue Reading ...
In May 2000, Raul Silva was involved in a motorcycle accident in Baja California, Mexico, badly breaking his left femur, or thighbone. He underwent emergency surgery in Mexicali and, at first, everything seemed fine. Then an infection set in, worsened, and Silva eventually made his way to San Diego, where his left leg was amputated. […]Continue Reading ...
In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the Musculoskeletal Care study of 2,515 adults, 4.9 percent reported chronic hip pain and an additional 1.5 percent reported chronic hip pain that was disabling. Hip pain affected 1-5 sites in 47 percent, […]Continue Reading ...
Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was the first to analyze sexual function in women with vulva pain treated with […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 27 2018 Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results, appearing December 17 in the journal Current Biology, suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain speed–of approximately 3 centimeters per second–could provide effective pain relief before clinically necessary medical […]Continue Reading ...
A novel way in which the inflammatory response to pain is regulated has been described in the open-access journal eLife. The results add to our understanding of the mechanisms that cause increased sensitivity to pain in response to injury and inflammation, and could pave the way for more effective therapies. Inflammatory hyperalgesia, the hypersensitivity to […]Continue Reading ...
Bottom Line: Managing osteoarthritis requires long-term treatment for symptoms such as pain and changes in joint structure that can lead to disability. This study analyzed the combined results of 47 randomized clinical trials that lasted at least 12 months for 33 drug interventions and 22,000 patients with knee osteoarthritis. Researchers report uncertainty around the long-term […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have identified a new form of inflammatory regulation that increases our response to painful stimuli A novel way in which the inflammatory response to pain is regulated has been described in the open-access journal eLife. The results add to our understanding of the mechanisms that cause increased sensitivity to pain in response to injury […]Continue Reading ...
Picture by ‘Hannah’, a young person with chronic pain. Credit: Abbie Jordan., Author provided Adolescence can be a difficult but exciting time, when young people make discoveries and decisions about their futures, and develop a sense of who they are and their place in the world. But for young people with chronic pain – that […]Continue Reading ...
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