Researchers have developed a new substance that activates adrenalin receptors rather than opioid receptors to help relieve chronic pain. The new compounds have similar pain-relieving qualities as opioids but do not appear to induce respiratory depression or addiction.
People given the impression they had control over the music they heard experienced more pain relief than those who felt as though they had no control over their music exposure.
An infusion of the local anesthetic Lidocaine may provide relief to patients with chronic migraines that do not respond to other medications.
A four-week course of pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) provided up to 12 months of relief from pain for chronic pain sufferers. Additionally, the psychological treatment program altered brain networks associated with pain processing.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 suppresses pain. Findings suggest the pain suppression caused by the infection may be responsible for viral spread, as people do not feel as ill as they actually are.
People who used while dried cannabis flowers or cannabis with higher levels of THC had the greatest analgesic response to pain. Those who used CBD reported lower levels of pain relief.
Researchers report nicotine increases speed codeine converts to morphine in the brain and increases the risk for analgesia dependence.