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NIH Study Shows Prevalence of Chronic or Severe Pain in U.S. Adults

Nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a new study prepared by National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which appears this month in The...
19-Aug-2015 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inhaled Cannabis Shown Effective for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

New research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society (, shows that inhaled cannabis reduces diabetic neuropathy and the analgesic effect is dose-dependent.
20-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Sleep Quality Has Pain Control Benefits

Sleep disruption appears to be associated with altered pain processing and central sensitization, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society,
1-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Use of Multiple Pharmacies Can Predict Opioid Overdosing

A study conducted in the state of Washington and reported in The Journal of Pain showed that almost half of deaths attributed to prescription opioids were Medicaid recipients, and using multiple pharmacies to fill prescriptions is linked with opioid...
1-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fibromyalgia Has Central Nervous System Origins

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through...
16-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Brain Gray Matter

Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking...
15-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Strong Evidence Still Lacking on Medical Marijuana for Pain

With increasing numbers of chronic pain patients experimenting with marijuana to get relief, physicians need to learn more about the plant and its constituents to counsel patients appropriately about its safety and possible analgesic benefits,...
15-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nerve Involvement Explains Why Some Cancers Are Very Painful

More than half of all cancer patients experience pain, most often associated with the malignancy type, body location and disease progression. Pain researchers participating in a symposium at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting,...
14-May-2015 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inadequate Pain Research Funding Hampers Effort to Find Safer and More Effective Treatments

Funding for pain research remains at disproportionately low levels despite overwhelming evidence that untreated and undertreated chronic pain is the costing the nation more than $600 billion a year in medical costs and lost work time, and is...
9-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT

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