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

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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Researchers Identify Potential Pathway to Make Opioids Safer, More Effective

Findings from a study by UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest heat shock protein 90 inhibitors could give doctors the opportunity to implement a dose-reduction strategy for patients. Less opioid drug could be pr...
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Ketamine for Migraine in the Emergency Department

Ketamine is utilized often in the emergency department (ED) for rapid sequence intubation, procedural sedation, and acute pain management. The treatment of migraine headache in the ED varies widely and is dependent on se...
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Impact Of Long-Term Buprenorphine Treatment On Adverse Health Care Outcomes In Medicaid

The optimal, or even minimum, duration of medication treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) needed to improve long-term outcomes has not been established empirically. As a result, health plans set potentially restrictiv...
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The AAPM Annual Meeting offers education and networking opportunities for all members of the pain care team.

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