chronic pain

“It’s like a crawly feeling inside,” says Judy*. “You get hot, then chilled, and you feel like you want to run away.” The 57-year-old has short dark-grey hair and a haunted expression. She’s breathless and sits with her right leg balanced up on her walking stick, rocking it back and forth as she speaks. Judy… Read more

Individuals prescribed long-acting opioids are more likely to have chronic opioid use, according to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report said the likelihood of chronic opioid use increased with each additional day of medication supplied beginning with the third day. These findings corroborate previous research in which… Read more

Treating chronic pain with green light-emitting diodes (LED), researchers at the University of Arizona have found non-pharmacological approach to managing the condition. Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. The study involved rats with neuropathic pain that were bathed in green LED. They showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus… Read more

Whiplash symptoms which persist for years following a car accident and cannot be seen in tests may be traceable to previously unseen functional changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain, according to new research. The results suggest close interaction between the neck and brain, resulting in changes in blood flow. An… Read more

A reorganisation of the wiring of the brain is the underlying cause of phantom limb pain, researchers have discovered. A potential method of treating the phenomenon, which occurs in the vast majority of individuals who have had limbs amputated, has also been identified, using artificial intelligence techniques. The researchers, led by a group from Osaka… Read more