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

Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias Presenting in a Multidisciplinary Tertiary Orofacial Pain Clinic

Abstract: Orofacial pain may have a variety of causes and offers a significant clinical challenge for its diagnosis and management. Objective: To assess the headache disorders presenting in a tertiary multidisciplinary o...
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Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care: Factors and Perspectives

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Primary care clinicians write 45% of all opioid prescriptions in the United States, but little is known about the characteristics of patients who receive them and the clinicians who prescribe opioid...
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To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over

In the world of science and medicine, posters are a huge deal, but one doctoral student says poster sessions are usually a waste of time for all involved. So he has proposed a new poster design. Full story.
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Suicidal Thoughts Related to Pain in 1 in 10 Patients with Rheumatic or Musculoskeletal Disease

The results of a survey presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology highlight the significant impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on mental health and a worrying lack of psychological ca...
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Taming Tetrodotoxin: Pufferfish Venom Explored for Precise Painkilling

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a novel way to deliver neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin (TTX) as a painkiller, and they have turned up some positive results from rat studies. Full story.
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Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?

Repeated exposure to psychological trauma, or deep anxiety or depression — especially in childhood — can leave a physical imprint on the brain that can make some people more vulnerable to chronic pain, scientists say.&nb...
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Trial Starts for Phone App That Uses Light, Sound, and Brainwaves to Treat Pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, are developing a smart phone application connected to goggles that flash light at a special frequency to tune patients' brains in a ground-breaking treatment fo...
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Training Robots to Relieve Chronic Pain

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, have developed a collaborative robot system to automatically treat back, neck, and head pain caused by soft tissue injury.  Full story.
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How Pain Psychology Treatments Work

Five fundamental treatment goals of a pain psychologist are reviewed in the Psychology Today blog post. Full story.  
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rTMS Brain Stimulation Therapy May Ease Chronic Pelvic Pain, Study Says

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, may be a viable therapy for women with endometriosis experiencing chronic pelvic pain for whom other treatments have failed...
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