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

Virtual Reality for Management of Pain in Hospitalized Patients: A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial

Objectives: Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) has emerged as an effective, drug-free tool for pain management, but there is a lack of randomized, controlled data evaluating its effectiveness in hospitalized patients. We s...
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New Pain Organ Discovered in the Skin

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new sensory receptor organ in the skin that is sensitive to hazardous environmental irritation. It is comprised of glia cells with multiple long protrusions whic...
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New Route to Designing Safer Pain Medications Discovered

A team at Scripps Research in Florida has discovered a biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery offers new ideas for improving the safety of the one of the most eff...
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Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Telerehab Program Boosts Quality of Life

A six-month telerehabilitation program yielded improvements in advance-stage cancer patients' pain and function. The gains in these areas reduced hospital lengths of stay and the need for post-acute care, demonstrating t...
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Analgesic Effect of Music Listening During Pain Elicitation in Fibromyalgia

Brief Summary: Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) are more sensitive to things that cause pain. Music lowers self-reported pain in patients with chronic pain. The investigators are able to measure pain sensitivity and pain ...
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Osteopathic Manipulation Makes a Neuropsychological Difference (BOD)

Brief Summary: Patients with pain commonly experience cognitive impairment. While symptoms of pain are effectively treated with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), the cognitive piece is vastly ignored. Pain-induce...
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PRECISION Pain Research Registry

The Pain Registry for Epidemiological, Clinical, and Interventional Studies and Innovation is also known as the PRECISION Pain Research Registry. The registry gathers data from research participants to determine risk fac...
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Finding Non-Opioid Alternatives for Cancer Pain

Even without specific opioid prescription guidelines for cancer patients, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center uses various pain treatment strategies, ranging from blocking nerves and stimulating the spinal cord to injec...
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Joint Lubricating Fluid Plays Key Role in Osteoarthritic Pain, Study Finds

A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar to that caused b...
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Peptides an Effective Way to Treat Arthritis

Peptides are currently one of a select list of treatments used to tackle arthritis. Peptides can help quell inflammation, while improving gut and bone health as well. At the same time, they can encourage adequate HGH pro...
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