Closing Gaps in Cannabinoid Research to Make Progress in Pain Management

David Shurtleff, PhD, Deputy Director at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health, shares his thoughts on closing gaps in cannabinoid research to make progress in pain m...
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Craniosacral Therapy (CST) Effectively Treats Chronic Pain

A meta-analysis in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders suggests significant and robust effects of CST on pain and function, which are not exclusively explainable by placebo responses or effects due to non-specific treatment me...
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FDA Warns about Serious Breathing Problems with Seizure and Nerve Pain Medicines Gabapentin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients using gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) or pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) who have respiratory risk facto...
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Veterans Benefit from Pain Treatment without Drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Full story.

How the Brain Balances Pleasure and Pain

Researchers have zeroed in on the ventral pallidum, an information-processing hub in the brains of mice to discover how neurons there influence the animals' motivation to either seek pleasurable experiences or avoid nega...
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Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Back and Leg Pain (Evoke): A Double-Blind, Randomised, Controlled Trial.

Summary: Background: Spinal cord stimulation has been an established treatment for chronic back and leg pain for more than 50 years; however, outcomes are variable and unpredictable, and objective evidence of the mechani...
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Analysis Supports Acupuncture for Cancer Pain

Use of acupuncture and acupressure led to significant improvement in cancer-associated pain and a reduction in analgesic medication, a meta-analysis showed . Full story.  

Novel Gene Therapies for Precision Pain Management Published by Pharmafile

 Article emphasizes the need of alternative approaches to manage pain and specifically focuses on the genetics of pain and gene therapy solutions. Full story.  
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How We Fail Black Patients in Pain

An expert looks at how false notions and hidden biases fuel inadequate treatment of minorities' pain, highlighting the importance of removing as much individual discretion and bias as possible. The article includes resou...
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Temple Researchers Identify Potential Alternative to Opioids for Pain

A team of researchers in Temple's Institute for Computational Molecular Science (ICMS) have developed world-renowned expertise in the study of an ion channel called TRPA1, which generates the electrical signals that enab...
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