A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain.
Researchers have identified biomarkers in the blood which can help determine the severity of a person's pain level. The findings could help doctors to accurately measure pain and stem the opioid crisis.
Researchers report the sensation and emotional experiences of pain are not the same. A new study reveals neurons in the amygdala responsible for negative emotions associated with chronic pain.
A new study reports males seem to remember experiences of pain more clearly, while females are less stress by previous painful experiences. Researchers injected ZIP, a memory blocker into the brains of mice before a painful experience. Following the treatment, the males showed no signs of remembering the pain. The study suggests chronic pain is a problem to the extent you remember it. The findings could help develop new treatments for chronic pain.
The expectation of pain, even when the stimulus isn't painful, can lead us to believe we are hurt, a new study reveals. Using fMRI neuroimaging, researchers report expectations influence how we perceive and process pain.
A new study reports transcranial alternating current stimulation could help treat chronic back pain. Researchers report tACs enhances alpha oscillations in the somatosensory cortex, reducing pain significantly.
According to a new study, placebo sugar pills appear to relieve pain as effectively as medication for almost half of patients who suffer chronic pain. Researchers report those with chronic pain who received sugar pills felt a 30% reduction in symptoms.
Researchers report THC oil may be beneficial in providing pain relief for those suffering radicular pain, such as sciatica. The study reports marijuana reduces connections between areas of the brain that process sensory signals and emotions.