Pain
Improving pain management after traumatic injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Improving acute pain management after traumatic injury remains a priority for policymakers and clinicians as rates of injury and subsequent pain-related disability rise nationally. Yet, innovations in trauma pain management remain understudied. more
Regular co-use of pain and sleep medications may increase risk of frailty in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute and Florida Atlantic University are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links... more
Medical News Today: Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it  MNT · 16 hours
Vaginal pain may result from injury, infection, or no identifiable cause. Learn more about what can cause vaginal pain, as well as other symptoms and ways... more
Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids. Now,... more
Groundwork laid for new kind of neural interface system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like... more
Australian women with endometriosis turning to cannabis to alleviate symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study published today in Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms,... more
American Association of Endodontists commends new ADA guidelines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), a global membership organization of specialized dentists who provide root canal treatment, applauds the American Dental Association for updating its guidelines on using antibiotics to treat... more
Monash researchers create nanoparticle for improving properties of painkillers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology have created a nanoparticle that could improve the properties of... more
Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%  NPR · 3 days
For some patients in pain, opioids are still part of the long-term solution, doctors say. But by adding meditation, hypnosis or other... more
Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that a six-week treatment with low-dose oral prednisolone substantially improves pain and decreases signs of inflammation in... more
Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, methotrexate did not demonstrate superior efficacy over placebo for pain relief and function evolution at three... more
Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
It was widely accepted that putting the newborn baby on the mother’s chest promotes skin-to-skin contact and bonding between the two who share the common experience of birth,... more
10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck  MNT · 5 days
A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. In this article, learn about 10 exercises and stretches that can relieve these symptoms. more
Medical News Today: 10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck  MNT · 5 days
A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. In this article, learn about 10 exercises and stretches that can relieve... more
Scientists identify a novel method for treating chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found. more
What can cause back pain and nausea?  MNT · 6 days
Back pain and nausea can often occur at the same time and cause much discomfort. Learn about the causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, and appropriate treatment options here. more
Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for burning in the knee  MNT · 7 days
Burning pain in the knee can occur as a result of an injury or strain. Learn about the various causes and treatment options, as well as... more
AI could help diagnose dogs suffering from chronic pain and Chiari-like malformation  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new artificial intelligence (AI) technique could eventually help veterinarians quickly identify Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) dogs with a chronic disease that causes... more
Medical News Today: What can cause back pain and nausea?  MNT · 7 days
Back pain and nausea can often occur at the same time and cause much discomfort. Learn about the causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, and appropriate... more
New AI could help diagnose dogs suffering from chronic pain  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
CKCS are predisposed to CM—a disease which causes deformity of the skull, the neck (cranial cervical vertebrae) and, in some extreme cases, lead to spinal cord damage called... more
UK military researcher studies ways to prevent chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Josh Van Wyngaarden grew up in a military family, traveling all over the world during his father's 22 years in the Air Force. more
Black, Hispanic women experience disparities in pain management in postpartum setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women were significantly more likely to report pain scores ranging from five to 10 when compared to non-Hispanic white women during the... more
Mind-body therapies alleviate pain in people prescribed opioids  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain. The researchers found that certain mind-body therapies can reduce pain,... more
Newer procedure offers more permanent solution to chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When the Eustachian tube connecting the back of the nose and middle ear becomes inflamed, infected or blocked, people can experience pain, discomfort and possible hearing... more
E-learning educates medical students on safely prescribing opioids for chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Even in the era of the opioid epidemic and abuse, medical residents report feeling inadequately prepared to prescribe opioids responsibly to patients who medically need them.... more
VA evaluates the effect of opioids, sedatives on veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Veterans who simultaneously take opioids for chronic pain and benzodiazepines for anxiety and insomnia are at an increased risk of unintentional overdose and death as well as suicide. more
Repeated infusions of ketamine for migraines or pain not linked to increased adverse events  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Repeated infusions of ketamine treatments for migraines or pain was not associated with increased risk for hepatotoxicity or psychomimetic adverse... more
Implanted nerve stimulation devices provide sustained pain relief in 60 days  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patients who have chosen to treat chronic pain with implanted peripheral nerve stimulation no longer need to be tethered permanently to the device. more
Brachial neuritis: Everything you need to know  MNT · 1 week
Brachial neuritis is a type of nerve damage that causes pain and weakness in the shoulder and arm area. Here we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments. more
Study highlights role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published Nov. 4, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies... more
Medical News Today: Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?  MNT · 1 week
A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use. more
Medical News Today: Brachial neuritis: Everything you need to know  MNT · 1 week
Brachial neuritis is a type of nerve damage that causes pain and weakness in the shoulder and arm area. Here we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments. more
Nanoparticle drug delivery enhances and prolongs pain relief in animal models  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An international team of researchers has used nanoparticles to deliver a drug- one that previously failed in clinical trials for pain- into specific compartments of nerve... more
How venom from marine cone snails can be used in pain therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Conotoxins are bioactive peptides found in the venom that marine cone snails produce for prey capture and defense. more
Clinical trial tests impact of actual and virtual nature on cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Houston Methodist Cancer Center are exploring whether exposure to nature, through either a live garden or virtual reality, can alleviate pain and... more
From cone snail venom to pain relief  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Conotoxins are bioactive peptides found in the venom that marine cone snails produce for prey capture and defense. They are used as pharmacological tools to study pain signalling and have the potential to become... more
Elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in sports medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic dysregulation from prolonged... more
Nanoparticle drug delivery provides pain relief and more effective opioid alternative in animal study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has used nanoparticles to deliver a drug—one that previously failed in clinical trials for pain—into... more
From cone snail venom to pain relief  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Conotoxins are bioactive peptides found in the venom that marine cone snails produce for prey capture and defense. They are used as pharmacological tools to study pain signalling and have the potential to become... more
Medical News Today: Does weather really affect our experience of pain?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study establishes a link between humid, windy days and increased pain in people with arthritis and other conditions that cause chronic pain. more
What can cause pain in the temple?  MNT · 2 weeks
In most cases, temple pain is linked with stress or headaches. In rare cases, it can indicate an underlying medical condition. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments for temple pain here. more
Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the temple?  MNT · 2 weeks
In most cases, temple pain is linked with stress or headaches. In rare cases, it can indicate an underlying medical condition. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments for... more
Optometrists reduce opioid prescription without increasing pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Optometrists at the University of Michigan have introduced a new approach to prescribing opioids in an effort to help curb the nation’s opioid epidemic. more
Robotic-assisted surgery can improve longevity of knee replacement  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Forty-nine-year-old James Benfante's knee pain got so bad he dreaded walking from the train station to his job or even standing in line. more
State-mandated policy reduces opioid prescribing without impacting patient satisfaction, pain control  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A state-mandated policy restricting opioid prescriptions along with increased public awareness and education about the opioid epidemic preceded drastic reductions in opioid prescribing and use for... more
Impact of water droplets on leaves quickly triggers stress responses in plants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In contrast to humans, plants cannot feel pain. However, so-called mechanical stimulation—rain, wind and physical impact from humans and animals—contributes to the activation of... more
Plants’ Reaction to Rain is Close to Panic, Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Complex chemical signals are triggered when water lands on a plant to help it prepare for... more
Poverty, race have no impact on total knee replacement revision or failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Previous studies have established that black patients have a higher risk for knee replacement revision. Black patients also report significantly more pain and worse... more
Medical News Today: What to know about distal interphalangeal joint pain  MNT · 2 weeks
Distal interphalangeal joint pain is often due to osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about the causes and their symptoms in this article. more
Cracking the colon code: New light shed on gut function  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New insights into how the colon functions and actually expels its contents have been revealed for the first time following decades of study. It promises new diagnostics tools... more
Gabapentinoids appear increasingly to be prescribed, off-label, for cancer pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Between 2005 and 2015, as the opioid crisis in America came into focus, prescriptions for gabapentinoid medications -- gabapentin and pregabalin -- to adults with cancer saw a... more
What to know about herniated disc surgery  MNT · 3 weeks
People who have a herniated disc may need surgery to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Find out here about the different surgical options and their risks, plus the recovery process. more
'Swimmer's shoulder,' common in more than three-quarters of swimmers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The painful overuse injury called swimmer's shoulder, common in competitive swimmers, may be caused by excessive swimming distance during training along with a culture in competitive swimming that sublimates pain,... more
Medical News Today: How to treat peripheral neuropathy naturally  MNT · 3 weeks
Peripheral neuropathy involves damage to the peripheral nerves. This can cause various sensations, including pain. Here, learn more about the symptoms and causes and which natural treatments may help. more
AAOMPT opposes use of 'degenerative disc disease' as diagnostic term for neck, back pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists has released a position statement opposing "degenerative disc disease" as a diagnostic... more
Medical News Today: What to know about herniated disc surgery  MNT · 3 weeks
People who have a herniated disc may need surgery to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Find out here about the different surgical options and their risks, plus the... more
How to treat peripheral neuropathy naturally  MNT · 3 weeks
Peripheral neuropathy involves damage to the peripheral nerves. This can cause various sensations, including pain. Here, learn more about the symptoms and causes and which natural treatments may help. more
Medical News Today: What to know about passing a kidney stone  MNT · 3 weeks
Kidney stones are an accumulation of chemicals or minerals that form in the kidney or ureter. They can cause pain and discomfort. Read on to find... more
Electrical stimulation aids in spinal fusion  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Spine surgeons in the U.S. perform more than 400,000 spinal fusions each year as a way to ease back pain and prevent vertebrae in the spine from wiggling around and doing more damage. However, reports estimate... more
Direct current stimulation device aids in spinal fusion procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Spine surgeons in the U.S. perform more than 400,000 spinal fusions each year as a way to ease back pain and prevent vertebrae in the spine from wiggling around and... more
Gulf War Illness and chronic fatigue syndrome are two very distinct diseases of the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Gulf War Illness (GWI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) share symptoms of disabling fatigue, pain, systemic hyperalgesia (tenderness),... more
Young adult women with a history of childhood maltreatment report higher levels of pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Young adult women with a documented history of being maltreated as children report higher levels of pain than women not... more
Reanalyzing drug trials in depression, chronic pain aims to unearth new data  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Projects will gather raw data and probe whether reports of side effects and efficacy were distorted more
Doctors' beliefs about treatment affect patients' experience of pain  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that the placebo effect can transmit from doctors to patients through subtle social cues, lessening the latter's experience of pain. more
Researchers identify cancer symptom clusters using EHR data  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Patients with chronic diseases such as breast cancer or colorectal cancer often experience fatigue, pain, depression and other symptoms which can lead to distress and functional impairment if left untreated. more
Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly reduces opioid prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use - but there may be a simple way to change that. more
Medical News Today: Doctors' beliefs about treatment affect patients' experience of pain  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that the placebo effect can transmit from doctors to patients through subtle social cues, lessening the latter's experience of pain. more
Study to examine whether cancer and co-occurring Alzheimer's alter pain perception  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new multisite study funded by the National Institute on Aging will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer's disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain... more
One in three patients may experience side effects from ketamine infusions for pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States, ketamine use has grown as a pain management alternative, yet... more
Medical News Today: New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis  MNT · 3 weeks
Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. more
New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis  MNT · 3 weeks
Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. more
New findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
If a doctor expects a treatment to be successful, a patient may experience less pain and have better outcomes, according to a new Dartmouth study published... more
Images offer most detailed glimpse yet into how skin senses temperature  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Columbia University researchers have captured new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. The findings will help us understand the... more
Your healthcare provider's expectations on whether a treatment works may impact its effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
If a doctor expects a treatment to be successful, a patient may experience less pain and have better outcomes, according to a... more
Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery,... more
Colorectal surgery patients in ERAS program report less pain, use fewer opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids,... more
Laughing gas can help manage labor pain without side effects to the baby  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby,... more
'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS  MNT · 4 weeks
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain. more
Medical News Today: 'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS  MNT · 4 weeks
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain. more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many... more
People with osteoarthritis at higher risk of social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints, often leading to disability. In older adults with osteoarthritis, they may have problems with mobility, walking, and even doing simple activities... more
Australian researchers discover link between itchy skin and gut pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a... more
Hope for millions of IBS sufferers as research identifies cause of pain as 'gut itch'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
This is big news for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients: 11% of the world's population suffers from IBS,... more
Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions... more
New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A research team found muscle cells treated with statins released the amino acid called glutamate at much higher levels than muscle cells that were... more
Good news for IBS sufferers as researchers identify “gut itch”  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have identified receptors that cause the pain experienced in cases of irritable bowel syndrome. more
Researchers aim to find how kinesiophobia may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Finding out how kinesiophobia -unreasonable fear of movement- may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain is the aim of a research group... more
Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 4 weeks
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. more
New federal grant to expand outreach to help underserved communities battle opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
According to government data, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 by overdosing on opioids. In response to the opioid crisis, the... more
Medical News Today: Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 4 weeks
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and... more
Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of neck pain?  MNT · 4 weeks
There are many possible causes of neck pain, from muscle strain to spinal stenosis. In this article, we list more causes of neck pain, discuss their... more
Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to researchers. more
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