Prisoners of war experience dysfunctional perception and regulation of pain many years after their release. Researchers believe this could be a result of torture they received while incarcerated.
Brain structure abnormalities could predispose people to chronic pain following a lower back injury, researchers suggest.
A new study suggests a natural derivative found in fish oil has potential for treating chronic pain and neuropathy.
The findings in fruit fly larvae demonstrate the first known function for the sensory neurons and provide insights that could broaden the understanding of chronic pain syndromes in humans.
Researchers were able to predict, with 85 percent accuracy at the beginning of the study, which participants would go on to develop chronic pain based on the level of interaction between the frontal cortex and the nucleus accumbens.
Researchers in France and Sweden have discovered how one of the body’s own proteins is involved in generating chronic pain in rats. The results, which also suggest therapeutic interventions to alleviate long-lasting pain, are reported in The EMBO Journal. Chronic pain is persistent and often difficult to treat. It is due, at least in part, to […]