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A study out of Sweden and reported in the Journal of Pain Research noted disparities in outcomes from systemic reviews of interdisciplinary pain treatment. The researchers examined the PubMed, Epistemonikos, and Cochrane Library databases, along with the International Prospective Register of...

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In the journal of Scientific Reports, researchers detail their first-time study investigating depression and factors impacting it in patients with painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD) during the COVID pandemic. It is well known that stress triggers or makes TMD more painful, therefore it’s not...

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How does a pain management specialist manage an introverted patient? Is an introverted patient less likely to dramatize their feelings and complain, and possibly subdue important information? What has Dr. Michael Clark, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington School...

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Researchers studying the relationship between pain sites and biomarkers reported their findings in the Journal of Pain Research. Via self-reported symptoms, community-based participants ≥45 years of age recorded pain, stiffness, or aching. Biomarker information had been previously collected...

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Alcohol may have analgesic properties, but how well does it work for chronic pain? Researchers, publishing their findings in the Journal of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, compared pain threshold, pain intensity, pain unpleasantness, and perceived relief in social drinkers with and...

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Pre-COVID, half of Australian women giving birth utilized nitrous oxide for pain relief, 40% had epidurals, and 12% used opioids. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reports that post-COVID, nitrous oxide was withheld to lower transmission risk, and opioid use...

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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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The American Journal of Psychiatry has published research uncovering how mindfulness impacts the neural signatures of pain modulation. Researchers randomly assigned 115 healthy people to either mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), an active control condition (health enhancement program [HEP])...

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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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