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

Hi-Tech Corsets: A New Treatment to Reduce Back Pain

A new high-tech corset could relieve pressure on the spine to ease lower back pain. This high-tech device is called Atlas, which contains tiny sensors and motors that move to stretch the back areas that are painful to ea...
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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Found Safe, Efficacious for Pain Relief in Limb Amputees

Researchers found targeted muscle reinnervation used in military patients at the time of primary amputation or delayed amputation was safe and efficacious as a pain treatment method. Read more .

SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein co-opts VEGF-A/Neuropilin-1 receptor signaling to induce analgesia

Global spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues unabated. Binding of SARS-CoV-2's Spike protein to host angiotensin converting enzyme 2 triggers viral entry, but other proteins may...
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Research Gives Green Light for Migraine Relief

A pilot study suggests that exposure to green light of a particular wavelength and brightness may be as effective as drugs in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine. Read more .

The superoxide scavenger tempol attenuates DNA oxidative injury and spontaneous pain-like behavior in chronic post-cast pain model rats

The mechanism of severe pain occurring because of physical disuse, such as complex regional pain syndrome Type I, has not been elucidated so far. Therefore, to investigate this mechanism, we have developed a model called...
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INS 15th World Congress of Neuromodulation

The World Congress for Neuromodulation will be held May 1-6, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain. The conference emphasizes that neuromodulation therapies have developed from rigorous scientific theory and have matured into proven...
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Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease Patients

A team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and as a "salvage therapy"...
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Common Pelvic Pain Drug is Ineffective, Study Finds

Gabapentin is regularly used to treat chronic pelvic pain in women has been found to be no more effective than a placebo. The researchers say that gabapentin should no longer be considered in the treatment of chronic pel...
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How AI and Technology Can Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain

New technologies, including some powered by artificial intelligence, may also help make treatments for chronic pain more effective, accessible and affordable. Read more .  

Exercise On a Vibration Platform May Provide Short-Term Patellofemoral Pain Relief

A four-week training protocol of hip, knee and core exercises on a full body, vibration platform may improve function and relieve pain in the short term for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome, according to publis...
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