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Endometriosis. The statistics are awful: globally it affects around 10% of girls/women—that's 190,000,000 people! Many women suffer for years, partly due to a lack of communication. What might help? Better dialogue between patient and practitioner. A study out of England, reported in Frontiers in...

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Chronic back pain (CBP), the most common type of chronic pain, needs better treatment. Does psychological treatment, or pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), help? “PRT seeks to promote patients’ reconceptualization of primary (nociplastic) chronic pain as a brain-generated false alarm.” A study...

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Among its many other issues, chronic pain makes daily living harder. Those with chronic pain—whether from migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or something else—may not be able to explain why they can’t attend a barbeque, or clean, or read to a child. A woman with lupus, writer Christine...

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A summary of a study that appeared in the journal of Pain Management examines the positives of epidural steroid injections before a patient undergoes the mild®Procedure, or minimally invasive lumbar decompression. The study compared results in patients who received no or 1 injection vs those who...

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In an effort to address the healthcare needs of military personnel with traumatic brain injury (TBI), the College of Nursing at the Florida Atlantic University has initiated the M.O.M. project. Mind Over Matter aims to help those with this “invisible wound of war”: TBI affects about 30% of those in...

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In their Nature Communications journal article, entitled “Inhibiting endocytosis in CGRP+ nociceptors attenuates inflammatory pain-like behavior,” researchers “utilized genetic and pharmacological approaches to inhibit nociceptor endocytosis demonstrating its role in the development and maintenance...

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A $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to research chronic musculoskeletal pain treatments. Due to worker disability and lost wages, this type of condition, which leads to pain in bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons, costs the United States $500 billion...

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In an effort to uncover therapies that will modify diseases, researchers sought a better understanding of precipitating molecular events. Reporting their findings in the journal of Science Advances, the scientists found that immobilizing N-acylethanolamine acid amidase (NAAA) at a specific time...

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In an article published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, researchers offer potential future treatment for those with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). Inflammation from this painful and debilitating disease impacts joints and the spine, and even eyes and skin. While investigating the role...

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Although most of us will never get to travel to outer space, we (unfortunately) share something with those who have: back pain. The journal of Anesthesiology reports that, along with an increase in commercial space travel, practitioners can expect to see even more patients with back pain. The...

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