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Pain often brings about anxiety and depression, which in turn can worsen the pain. The Journal of Neuroscience has published a paper entitled GABAergic CaMKIIα+ Amygdala Output Attenuates Pain and Modulates Emotional-motivational Behaviour via Parabrachial Inhibition. In their Significance Statement...

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A study in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Materials & Interfaces journal brings to light a smart pillow capable of monitoring head movements during sleep. Pain can cause disturbed sleep, and poor sleep can cause pain. Mental health issues, heart disease, and diabetes can be affected by poor...

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At the recent International Neuromodulation Society (INS) congress in Barcelona, researchers promoted a new way to administer stimulation to the spinal cord. The usual method involves SCS “to stimulate the back of the spinal cord and activate a circuit that then interacts with the transmitting pain...

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A study in Scientific Reports states that “Approximately 39% of the population has at least one sign or symptom of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and 25% have pain related to a TMD.” In addition, “…poor sleep quality is found in 60.3% of patients with TMD.” But does the deterioration of sleep...

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Why/how do NSAIDs do what they do? They are used for their anti-inflammatory effects, but is that all? Research published in Immunity examined an NSAID subset that activates nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2). NRF2 controls some genes that participate in processes including...

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The Journal of Medical Internet Research has published an article on the use of smartphones to help combat chronic pain. 209 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain were randomized to an intervention group, with web-based psychosocial therapy through a smartphone, while the control group could...

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A veteran’s self-reported level of trauma/pain is important but doesn’t always give clinicians an objective measurement. A new study published in Frontiers in Pain Research identified connection strength via functional magnetic resonance imaging of army veterans’ brain regions. By scanning 57...

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Finger joint osteoarthritis is experienced by half of men over age 60 and half of women over age 50, causing pain and decreased strength and range of motion. An article in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports an alternative to conventional surgery for patients with arthritic...

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Although up to 60% of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) also have chronic pain, the conditions have been mostly studied separately. A $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Helping End Addiction Long-term Initiative to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine hopes to...

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The journal of Children reports on new guidelines for a pervasive health concern. With a monthly prevalence of 20% in young kids, potentially leading to a lifetime prevalence of 40%, back pain is serious. The guideline, developed by 14 professional societies in Germany, is based on a literature...

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