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

Cannabis Products for Adults with Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Source: Cochrane Bottom line: There is a lack of good evidence that any cannabis-derived product works for any chronic neuropathic pain. Background: Neuropathic pain is pain coming from damaged nerves. It is different fr...
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Association of Multimodal Pain Management Strategies with Perioperative Outcomes and Resource Utilization: A Population-Based Study

Source: Anesthesiology Abstract: Background: Multimodal analgesia is increasingly considered routine practice in joint arthroplasties, but supportive large-scale data are scarce. The authors aimed to determine how the nu...
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UNB Researchers Test Virtual Reality to Treat Phantom Pain

Source: University of New Brunswick, CA Researchers at the University of New Brunswick's Institute of Biomedical Engineering are studying whether virtual reality helps patients quiet the signals that cause phantom pain. ...
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Cryoanalgesia to Treat Post-Amputation Phantom Limb Pain

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Shining the LAMP on Efforts to Transform Pain Care in America

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Editorial by Robert D. Kerns, PhD: Pain, particularly chronic pain, is a public health crisis requiring a comprehensive national and international effort to address it. In the seminal ...
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Research Looks to Reduce Side Effects in Commonly Used Drugs

Source: The Australian National University (ANU) New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief...
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IU Research Suggests Failed Osteoarthritis Drug Could Get New Life as Opioid-Addiction Treatment

Source: Indiana University A new study from Indiana University suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used in combination with opioid-based pain medic...
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Identification of Brain Region Responsible for Alleviating Pain Could Lead to Development of Opioid Alternatives

Source: University of Cambridge The team, led by the University of Cambridge, have pinpointed an area of the brain that is important for endogenous analgesia – the brain's intrinsic pain relief system. Their results, pub...
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Literacy-Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Versus Education for Chronic Pain at Low-Income Clinics: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Chronic pain is common and challenging to treat. Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is efficacious, its benefit in disadvantaged populations is largely u...
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Brain-to-Brain Coupling During Handholding Is Associated with Pain Reduction

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