The authors in this study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of wireless spinal cord stimulation (Wireless SCS) with single stage "direct to permanent" implantation vs. screening with temporary electrodes and an external pulse generator followed by implantation of a system for long-term use (IPG SCS).
This study aimed to determine the peripheral cutaneous nerve fields (CNF), their variability, and potential overlap by selectively blocking the intermediate (IFCN) and medial (MFCN) femoral cutaneous nerves and the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) in healthy volunteers.
An artificial "pain nervous system," may be a small building block for a machine that could ultimately experience pain (in a robotic sort of way).
A new study has investigated sensual alterations in people living with migraine. The paper highlighted that tactile stimuli may feel more painful for migraineurs, while pleasurable sensations are dulled.
The ageing global population and concomitant increase in the use of opioid analgesia have highlighted the need to evaluate the effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain in older people.