Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting ...

The negative effect of period pain is greater than you think

Menstrual pain causes regular suffering for many women, and its effects are often overlooked and poorly understood, according to pain psychologists. ...

Wearable technology shirts may reduce lower back pain and neck sprains

Wearability, a company founded by Waterloo Engineering students, has designed the latest in wearable tech – shirts that measure electrical activation in muscles to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders including lower back and neck sprains and strains. ... Full story

Visualising a safe place reduces procedural pain

Nurses guide patients into a trance during the procedure ... Full story

OUCH! Computer system spots fake expressions of pain better than people

The researchers used the computer expression recognition toolbox (CERT), an end-to-end system for fully automated facial-expression recognition that operates in real time. UB's Mark Frank was one of CERT's developers ... Full story

Patients rate pain care differently depending on locale, UF researchers find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hospital patients’ responses to a question about whether their pain is well-controlled may depend in part on where they live, University of Florida researchers report. ... Full story

Lower back pain responsible for a third of work-related disability

Lower back pain linked to workplace factors accounts for a third of all work-related disability worldwide, according to research led by the University of Sydney and conducted by an international team of researchers. ... Full story

Patient Satisfaction Scores in the ER Are Not Affected by Receipt of Painkillers

WASHINGTON -- Factors other than receipt of painkillers – including opiates – in the emergency department appear to be more important to patient satisfaction, as reflected in an analysis of Press Ganey® patient surveys to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Lack of Association between Press Ganey® Emergency Department Patient Satisfaction Scores and Emergency Department Administration of Analgesic Medications"). ... Full story

Lower back pain predicted to rise

Lower back pain has been identified as causing more global disability than any other condition, new research reveals. ... Full story

Advance toward developing an oral pain reliever derived from debilitating snail venom

Note to journalists: Please report that this research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. ... Full story

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