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

Manual Acupuncture for Migraine

The same pathways that transmit the caress of a lover can backfire and cause neuropathic pain. This pain is due to damage or disease affecting the sensory systems. Migraine is one of the most common and disabling ne...
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Appropriate Referral and Selection of Patients with Chronic Pain for Spinal Cord Stimulation: European Consensus Recommendations and E‐Health Tool

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an established treatment for chronic neuropathic, neuropathic‐like and ischaemic pain. However, the heterogeneity of patients in daily clinical practice makes it often challenging to dete...
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Mapping Cannabis Potency in Medical and Recreational Programs in the United States

Cannabis related online searches are associated with positive attitudes toward medical cannabis, particularly when information is obtained from dispensaries.

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Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity

Two new studies from Boston University School of Public Health shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. The studies are published in American Journal of Pre...
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Yale Clinicians Pilot New Technique to Reduce Opioid Risk in Pain Treatment

By overlapping buprenorphine therapy — a well-established treatment for opioid use disorder — with opioid therapy, researchers found they could successfully phase out use of oxycodone and morphine, highly addictive drugs...
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Mindfulness an Effective Treatment for Migraines, UMSOD Scientist Finds

A recently published article in Pain details how mindfulness — a concept derived from a 2,000-year-old Eastern practice — "is an effective treatment option for episodic migraine."

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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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