The Sigma-1 receptor (σ1R) is highly expressed in the primary sensory neurons (PSNs) that are the critical site of initiation and maintenance of pain following peripheral nerve injury.
Cannabis related online searches are associated with positive attitudes toward medical cannabis, particularly when information is obtained from dispensaries.
The objective of this study was to examine the relation of knee pain patterns to pain severity, and to radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) severity and duration.
Several professional organizations have recommended tramadol as one of the first-line or second-line therapies for patients with chronic noncancer pain and its prescription has been increasing rapidly worldwide; however, the safety profile of tramadol, such as risk of fracture, remains unclear.
T'ai chi (TC) has been found effective for improving chronic low back pain. However, such studies did not include adults over 65 years of age. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of TC in this population compared with Health Education and with Usual Care.
What are the most effective, safe, and accepted pharmacologic treatments for migraine prophylaxis in children and adolescents?
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum vitamin D concentration and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) in postmenopausal women and the epidemiologic factors affecting low back pain (LBP).
The authors in this study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of wireless spinal cord stimulation (Wireless SCS) with single stage "direct to permanent" implantation vs. screening with temporary electrodes and an external pulse generator followed by implantation of a system for long-term use (IPG SCS).
This study aimed to determine the peripheral cutaneous nerve fields (CNF), their variability, and potential overlap by selectively blocking the intermediate (IFCN) and medial (MFCN) femoral cutaneous nerves and the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) in healthy volunteers.
The ageing global population and concomitant increase in the use of opioid analgesia have highlighted the need to evaluate the effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain in older people.
New low back pain (LBP) is a common outpatient complaint. Little is known about how care is delivered over the course of a year to patients who develop new LBP and whether such care patterns are guideline-concordant.
The opioid crisis is partly due to opioids prescribed after elective surgery. This study sought to determine if a preemptive pain-management program would be associated with opioid-free discharge after benign foregut surgery.
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