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Acute pain signaling has a key protective role and is highly evolutionarily conserved. Chronic pain, however, is maladaptive, occurring as a consequence of injury and disease, and is associated with sensitization of the somatosensory nervous system.

Primary sensory neurons are involved in both of...

| Podcast

Primary sensory neurons are involved in both of these processes, and the recent advances in understanding sensory transduction and human genetics are the focus of this review. Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are important determinants of sensory neuron excitability: they are essential for the...

| Podcast

Primary sensory neurons are involved in both of these processes, and the recent advances in understanding sensory transduction and human genetics are the focus of this review. Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are important determinants of sensory neuron excitability: they are essential for the...

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A chronic pain patient may see many doctors, from their general practitioner to a pain specialist. But what comes between those visits? Who refers? To whom? And when? Associate Professor Paul Christo, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, tells of his experiences.

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Chronic pain and alcohol consumption are both very common in the general population, and alcohol is often used to numb both physical and emotional pain. Moderate alcohol use has been associated with improved pain related outcomes for certain pain conditions. However, both excessive binge drinking...

| Article

Healing—possibly up to 80%—comes from factors outside of what practitioners usually do in the clinic or hospital. Patients, through diet, can combat some chronic pain and fight some genetic factors. Most people don’t realize that what they eat influences their pain. What else should patients be...

| Article

Abstract

Objectives:

The primary aim of this study was to better understand the role that social factors (ie, social support, satisfaction in participation with social roles, social isolation, and self-perceived ability to perform social roles and activities) play in pain-related interference and...

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Newswise — The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) today released an update to its ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, which includes 193 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 942 clinical variants covering more than 1,680 clinical scenarios. This update includes four new and 12...

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Newswise — An article published today offers new clarity around the use of prescription opioids in pain management for people with a diagnosis or history of cancer and chronic pain. The joint publication appears in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and JCO Oncology Practice,...

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Pain conditions—such as vulvodynia, temporomandibular disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and chronic tension-type and migraine headache—often occur together and either solely or predominantly affect women. Would...

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