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Why It’s So Hard For Doctors To Understand Your Pain

Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain differently. That means that physicians like myself need to evaluate patients on an individual basis and find the best way to treat their pain. Today, however, doctors are under pressure to limit costs and prescribe treatments […]

Neuropeptide Y Signaling Dampens Inflammatory Pain During Hunger

The brain has a mechanism to suppress chronic pain when an animal is hungry, allowing it to go look for food while leaving intact the response to acute pain, research by University of Pennsylvania neuroscientists indicates. The work pinpointed a tiny population of 300 brain cells responsible for the ability to prioritize hunger over chronic […]

Explosive Synchronization Seen In Fibromyalgia Brain Networks

Patients with fibromyalgia have brain networks primed for rapid, global responses to minor changes, a new study finds. This abnormal hypersensitivity, called explosive synchronization (ES), can be seen in other network phenomena across nature. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea reported this evidence of ES […]