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A Duke University research team has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly control the animals' sense of pain.

Somewhat unexpectedly, this brain center turns pain off, not on. It's also located in an area where few people would have thought to look for an anti-pain center, the...

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Chronic pain is quite common as well as challenging in geriatric patients. Common pain syndromes reported are back, neck, sciatica, joint, and headaches.

Any major surgery for back pain or joint replacement can be high risk secondary to comorbid conditions. Patients are quite sensitive to side...

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Noted key opinion leader Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE, discusses the importance of education as a powerful weapon in the management of pain. But an educational intervention must be carefully planned to be effective. It’s important to prepare clinicians to plan and develop education, ranging...

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Newswise — A new multisite study funded by the National Institute on Aging will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

The five-year project, led by primary investigators Ronald...

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A study published in Neurology evaluated facial pain presentation from an outpatient clinic in Germany. Headache and facial pain patients completed questionnaires. “Based on these findings, researchers believe that these symptoms could be a facial pain disorder that is not yet well described or...

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One consequence of the public health crisis of opioid abuse has been an increased interest in the practice of multimodal analgesia for postsurgical pain management. Jacques YaDeau, MD, an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, remarked, “How to optimize multimodal...

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45 years ago, Tommy John, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had his baseball career salvaged by a new surgical procedure to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) that provides critical stability for the elbow. Eventually acquiring the name Tommy John surgery, the technique involves...

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