Transplanting GABAergic cells derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells into mice resulted in safe, lasting, and effective relief from extreme neuropathic pain. Researchers hope to begin human testing within five years.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Levofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin, appear to increase the risk of peripheral neuropathy by 47%. However, there is no significant increased risk of developing neuropathy associated with amoxicillin use.
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.
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.
Duke researchers have discovered head and facial sensory neurons are directly wired into one of the brain's main emotional signaling hubs. Sensory neurons throughout the rest of the body are indirectly connected to the system. The findings help explain why head and face pains are more emotionally draining than other pains.