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Study: Wireless Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain as Well as Drugs

A preliminary study suggests that a new, wireless patch that you wear on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs. The study is published in the March 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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opioid abuse, Opioid, Epidemic, Chronic Pain, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Cedars-Sinai to Study Most Effective Ways for Doctors to Discuss Opioid Use with Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain

Cedars-Sinai investigators are gearing up to study the most effective ways for doctors to discuss opioid use with chronic pain patients in an effort to reduce the impact of pain while curbing overuse of these addictive drugs. The research team has received $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct the study, which will launch in 2017.

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Can Staying Active Help to Prevent Chronic Pain? Physical Activity Affects Pain Modulation in Older Adults

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Itch Neurons Play a Role in Managing Pain

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There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain, such as burning and stinging sensations.

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Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Pain Associated with Obesity

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Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.

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An Alternative to Opioids? Compound From Marine Snail Is Potent Pain Reliever

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A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body.

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Loyola Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

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Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Nickolas Garbis, MD, has been elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

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pain, CIPN, Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis, Endometriosis

Measuring Pain: SLU Scientist Tests Possible Biomarkers

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Saint Louis University pharmacologist Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., will use a $363,000 grant from The Mayday Fund to advance her work to understand pain in order to develop new painkillers, partnering with physicians who treat four debilitating conditions.

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Being a Tattoo Artist Is a Pain in the Neck, Study Finds

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Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That’s the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers who support a multibillion-dollar American industry, but who often don’t have access to workers’ compensation if they get injured.

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American Chiropractic Association Applauds New Low Back Pain Guidelines Advocating Non-Drug Treatments First

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) applauds new low back pain treatment guidelines by the American College of Physicians (ACP) that recommend first using non-invasive, non-drug treatments before resorting to drug therapies.







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