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

Researchers Gain New Insights into Pain Signaling in the Brain

In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have mapped how a potent neuropeptide binds to a brain receptor involved in causing human pain. The researchers expect that the mechanism could be exploited a...
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Managing Pain and Related Symptoms During Coronavirus

Practical Pain Management editorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. 

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ICER Releases Evidence Report on Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) today released an Evidence Report assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for sickle cell disease, including crizanlizumab (Adakveo®,...
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Key Chronic Low Back Pain Outcomes Remain Stable Over Time

A Journal of General Internal Medicine article, provided some insight into why chronic low back pain may be difficult to treat. Data published from the PRECISION Pain Research Registry, which looked at 289 chronic low ba...
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Pain Researchers Get a Common Language to Describe Pain

Pain researchers around the world have agreed to classify pain in the mouth, jaw, and face according to the same system. This means that medical doctors and dentists will have a common language and the same understanding...
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Association of Intermittent and Constant Knee Pain Patterns With Knee Pain Severity, Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Duration and Severity

The objective of this study was to examine the relation of knee pain patterns to pain severity, and to radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) severity and duration. 

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A Comprehensive Review of Over-The-Counter Treatment for Chronic Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are a neurologic disorder characterized by attacks of moderate to severe throbbing headache that are typically unilateral, exacerbated by physical activity, and associated with phonophobia, photophobia...
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Perioperative Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Anesthesiologists: An Overview

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has played a role across almost every medical specialty. Although anesthesiologists have been using bedside ultrasound for nerve blocks and vascular access for many years now, there has b...
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Surgery Versus Conservative Care for Persistent Sciatica Lasting 4 to 12 Months

The treatment of chronic sciatica caused by herniation of a lumbar disk has not been well studied in comparison with acute disk herniation. Data are needed on whether diskectomy or a conservative approach is better for s...
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Acupuncture for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Management: A Promising Non-Opioid Therapy

The objective of this study is to describe the use of acupuncture for pain management in children with sickle cell disease. 

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