New pain mechanisms revealed for neurotoxin in spinal cord injury

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A toxin released by the body in response to spinal cord injuries increases pain by causing a proliferation ...

Minority Patients Less Likely to Receive Analgesic Medications for Abdominal Pain

New research indicates that minority patients seeking care in the emergency department were 22-30 percent less likely than white patients to receive ...

Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. ... Full story

Chronic Pain Sufferers Invited To Join Free Online Treatment Programme

NUI Galway online treatment programme for chronic pain sufferers extended due to the number of inquiries received in recent weeks ... Full story

Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries

DARIEN, IL – A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. ... Full story

Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain

A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain. ... Full story

Dancing 'raises pain threshold’

Dancing in time with others raises your pain threshold, Oxford University researchers have found. ... Full story

Prescription pain relievers place teens at greater risk for future drug misuse

ANN ARBOR—High school students who legitimately use an opioid prescription are one-third more likely to abuse the drug by age 23 than those with no history of the prescription, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

People can raise pain threshold by altering brain chemistry, study shows

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that the numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat severe pain in arthritis sufferers. ... Full story

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