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A study out of Sweden and reported in the Journal of Pain Research noted disparities in outcomes from systemic reviews of interdisciplinary pain treatment. The researchers examined the PubMed, Epistemonikos, and Cochrane Library databases, along with the International Prospective Register of...

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In the journal of Scientific Reports, researchers detail their first-time study investigating depression and factors impacting it in patients with painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD) during the COVID pandemic. It is well known that stress triggers or makes TMD more painful, therefore it’s not...

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Alcohol may have analgesic properties, but how well does it work for chronic pain? Researchers, publishing their findings in the Journal of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, compared pain threshold, pain intensity, pain unpleasantness, and perceived relief in social drinkers with and...

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Low back pain is a major problem for far too many people. Scientists from Australian and European universities have published their pain research in JAMA. Patients with chronic back pain (lasting longer than 3 months) were randomized into intervention or sham procedure and attention control groups...

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The American Journal of Psychiatry has published research uncovering how mindfulness impacts the neural signatures of pain modulation. Researchers randomly assigned 115 healthy people to either mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), an active control condition (health enhancement program [HEP])...

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Many people say that cannabis helps with their pain. But does it? And if it does, why does it? It seems CBD is everywhere and 2 researchers are studying it to better understand how it works. With over 20% of the US population in chronic pain, costing over $500 billion per year, development of a...

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A study in the journal of Pain reports the value of mindfulness meditation and its ability to relieve pain. Researchers randomized 40 participants to 4 sessions of mindfulness meditation or book-listening. Compared to controls, responses in behavioral and neural pain were significantly reduced in...

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Shoulder pain is, globally, the 3rd most common musculoskeletal complaint, and rotator cuff tendinopathy—whether acute or chronic—is a leading cause of shoulder pain. Prevalence is high, with up to 70% of the world having shoulder pain at some point, and up to a half still having pain at a year’s...

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“A successful transition” means different things to different people. For 8 patients with chronic pain, transitioning from pediatric care to adult care involved empowerment and individualized approaches. Researchers recruited adult chronic pain patients through social media to ask about their...

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The journal of Plants (Basel) reported on a review of neuropathic pain and its potential alleviation due to cannabinoids. This study specifically investigated cannabinoid administration routes other than oral or inhaled. As the research into the treatment of neuropathic pain grows along with its...

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