Pain

New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain, scientists say

Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an ...

Giving patients choice in back pain does not improve outcome

‘Physiotherapist knows best’ may be the best option for people suffering from back pain, according to research from the University of Warwick. ...

Engineering Long-Lasting Joint Lubrication by Mimicking Nature

New material developed by Johns Hopkins scientists could someday ease pain ... Full story

Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain

After a systematic review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for acute and chronic postsurgical pain, researchers have concluded that more trials are needed to determine whether these drugs should be prescribed for postsurgical pain on a regular basis. ... Full story

Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. ... Full story

Chronic Pain: Does Vitamin D help?

A FREE talk is being held by a renowned Coventry specialist on the potential links between chronic pain and vitamin D. ... Full story

Animal therapy reduces need for pain medication after joint-replacement surgery

Animals help to improve patient well-being after procedure ... Full story

Scientists Look for Biomarkers to Improve Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Taking advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are on a mission to better understand and treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a painful and difficult-to-diagnose bladder condition. ... Full story

Picturing pain

Those feeling pain help others understand their illness by making it visual ... Full story

Study reveals brain mechanism behind chronic pain’s sapping of motivation

Mice suffering chronic pain undergo a change in brain circuitry that makes them less willing to work for a reward, even though they still want it ... Full story

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