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

Specially Designed Footwear Reduces Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Wearing shoes specifically designed with a novel sole (biomechanical footwear) significantly reduces the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to findings in JAMA

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Nerve Stimulation Helps Manage Pain Without Opioids

Researchers use a new technique that uses an injectable liquid polymer that cures – like household epoxy -- next to or around the target nerve. This device provides a localized stimulus that avoids the side effects of ot...
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Neurobiologist Finds Potent Pain-Suppression Center in the Brain

A Duke University research team has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly control the animals' sense of pain. The researchers found that general anesthesia also activates a specific subset of inhibi...
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Effect of Yoga as Add-On Therapy in Migraine

This abstract evaluated the effectiveness of yoga as an adjuvant to conventional medical management on clinical outcomes in patients with migraine. 

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Sigma-1 Receptor Activity in Primary Sensory Neurons Is a Critical Driver of Neuropathic Pain

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.  

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The Comparative Effectiveness of Physical Exercise Interventions in Individuals With Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain: Protocol for a Network Meta-Analysis

Neck pain is a global burdensome problem, with a large proportion of neck pain cases becoming chronic. Although physical exercise is a commonly prescribed treatment, the evidence on the effectiveness of isolated exercise...
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How to Manage Chronic Pain, Opioid Addiction During COVID-19

A Rutgers emergency medicine expert discusses challenges faced by chronic pain sufferers and people recovering from addiction during this period of social distancing. 

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Public Health Expert Discusses Potential Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Recommended First-Line Treatments for Chronic Pain

An article published immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic found that non-pharmacological treatments were not being used by patients with chronic low back pain as often as recommended in the CDC and ACP guidelines. An...
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Researchers are Developing Potential Treatment for Chronic Pain

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new way to treat chronic pain which has been tested in mice. With a compound designed and developed by the researchers themselves, they can achieve complete ...
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How Animals 'Dial-Up' the Pain They Experience from Certain Stimuli

Researchers in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues in the US and China, have discovered that, under certain conditions, the molecular sensors that respond to physical stimuli can be turbo...
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