A Western-style diet, high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, increases symptoms of inflammation, neuropathy, and chronic pain. However, changing to a lower-fat diet can help reverse or relieve symptoms of inflammatory pain disorders.
People with osteoarthritis in the knee who report more pain sensations are more likely to suffer constant and unpredictable pain. Researchers identified a potential mechanism in the nervous system that could explain why people experience varying pain patterns associated with knee osteoarthritis.
Widespread pain, a subset of chronic pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders, is linked to an increased risk of all types of dementias, including Alzheimer's disease, and a greater risk of stroke.