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The Oklahoma Study of Native American Pain Risk is a first of its kind. Its goal? To understand why Native Americans have higher levels—up to 3 times more than non-Hispanic whites—of chronic pain. A 5 year, $2.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow exploration of possible...

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PAMI = the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative. In this clip, Drs. Hendry and Suffield explain the origin of PAMI. What does it do? Who is it for? Dr. Phyllis Hendry is the Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine Research at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Jacksonville, and she...

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A new study in BMC Psychiatry investigated the connections between people injured on the job, and chronic pain, depression/anxiety, and suicide. During outpatient visits from the 2 largest workers’ compensation hospitals and systems in Chile, over 1,940 patients were evaluated via 3 questionnaires...

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Are autistic individuals hypo- or hypersensitive to pain, or indifferent to pain? A study in the journal of PAIN examined assumptions about how those with autism perceive pain. Sensory testing was done in 52 adults with autism, along with 52 nonautistic subjects to determine reactions to responses...

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The Daily Dose has reported on knee health often this month—see DD1 and DD2—and now researchers report that, post knee replacement surgery, excised synovial tissue from women contains more mast cells than men, leading to more pain due to inflammatory chemicals produced by those cells. The...

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The journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology reports on a pain management procedure for knee osteoarthritis. In a randomized, placebo controlled 12 week trial, 59 patients received either injections of saline (placebo) or 3 injections of celestone chronodose and bupivacaine to the genicular nerves...

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Is neck pain an initial symptom of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) development? Researchers publishing their findings in the journal Cureus say very likely YES. Neck muscle groups—the trapezius, splenius capitis, sternocleidomastoid, anterior digastric, posterior digastric muscle—were studied in 44...

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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 stinging nettle, a tree native to New Zealand, has toxins so poisonous that it can cause pain for days and even be fatal. So why are University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) researchers studying it? The Journal of Biological Chemistry reports than, much like venom from...

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Researchers in England examined the electronic health records of 2.4 million people and found 486,149 people with prior infection vs 1.9 million people with no COVID. The results, published in Nature Medicine, note newer symptoms of long term COVID including:

  • Amnesia
  • Apraxia
  • Bowel...

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