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

Overcoming Pain Through Yoga in the Military (OPTYM)

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The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the Knees

[Source: University of Rochester Medical Center] Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study publishe...
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Direct Electrical Current Used to Preferentially Inhibit Pain-Transmitting Neurons

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Using computer models and laboratory rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that "direct electrical current" can be delivered to nerves preferentially, blocking pain signals whil...
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Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study

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Cleveland Clinic-Led Trial Reveals Differences in Pain-Relieving Drugs When Combined with Aspirin

Source: Cleveland Clinic A landmark 2016 Cleveland Clinic study of widely used pain-relieving drugs showed that celecoxib (Celebrex) was associated with comparable cardiovascular safety and better gastrointestinal (GI) a...
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Storing and Disposing of Opioid Analgesics: What Does Our Medicine Tell Us?

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Medication diversion represents the largest source of misused opioid analgesics (1). Unused opioid analgesics are seldom safely stored or disposed of (1–3), creat...
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Back Pain Treatment Costs, Opioid Use Drop When Patients Seek Immediate Care

Source: University of Central Florida A research team led by the University of Central Florida has evaluated how the use of physical therapy to treat acute low back pain ― and the timing of when treatment begins ― impact...
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Opioids After Surgery Can, Paradoxically, Prolong Pain

Source: University of Colorado Boulder Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, acc...
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Effect of Pain Neuroscience Education Combined with Cognition-Targeted Motor Control Training on Chronic Spinal Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Source: JAMA Neurology Abstract: Importance: Effective treatments for chronic spinal pain are essential to reduce the related high personal and socioeconomic costs. Read more...
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Physician Prescribing of Opioids to Patients at Increased Risk of Overdose from Benzodiazepine Use in the United States

Source: JAMA Psychiatry Abstract: Importance: Recent increases in US opioid-related deaths underscore the need to understand drivers of fatal overdose. The initial prescription of opioids represents a critical juncture b...
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