This section will include pain research in the news, general stories about research and findings, pain abstracts in the news, and PubMed abstracts

Opioid Prescriptions from Dentists Linked to Youth Addiction Risk

In teenagers and young adults, receiving opioids from dental providers is linked with elevated risk for continued opioid use and abuse, a new study has found.  Full story . Read the abstract .

Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Relief from Back Pain

The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a study. Full story .  

Inspiring Medical Device Innovation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) launched an Innovation Challenge in May 2018 and announced the selected proposals that include therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices intended to treat opio...
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Pain Abstracts

Association of Opioid Prescribing with Opioid Consumption after Surgery in Michigan. Read the abstract . Knee Pain as a Predictor of Structural Progression Over 4 Years: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a Prospec...
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Multisociety Research Collaboration—Small Research Group Update

The Multisociety Research Collaboration (MRC) provides a forum for specialty societies to identify critical gaps in the evidence base where additional high-quality research is needed to clarify the role of interventional...
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Pain Can Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A new brain imaging study finds that expectations about pain intensity can become self-fulfilling prophecies. Surprisingly, those false expectations can persist even when reality repeatedly demonstrates otherwise, the st...
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Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

Researchers show they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chroni...
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West Virginia University First Site to Launch Clinical Trial Utilizing Non-Opioid Micropellet Implant for Chronic Pain

As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that wi...
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The Price We Pay for Radical Curative Pelvic Exenterations: Prevalence and Management of Pain

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Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation (Burst-SCS) Study (NCT03718325)

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