Many musicians use their personal emotional pain and emotional trauma to create their songs. Researchers say exploring trauma via music can help reduce its emotional impact. Additionally, such music allows the listener to connect with artists and accept their own similar traumatic memories.
High-fat diets induce hyperalgesic priming, a neurological change that represents the transition from acute to chronic pain, and allodynia or pain resulting from stimuli that do not normally provoke pain.
A newly developed vaccine blocks the ability of the opioid Fentanyl's ability to enter the brain, thus blocking the drug's "high".
Using eyeglasses that filter a specific wavelength on the green light spectrum reduces pain-related anxiety and could decrease the need for opioids for those with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.
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.
Researchers have identified risk genes for adhesive capsulitis, also known as "frozen shoulder". Carriers of these genes are at a six-fold increased risk of developing frozen shoulder.
Pain neurons engage in direct cross-talk with goblet cells, or mucus-containing cells within the gut. During states of inflammation, pain cells stimulate goblet cells to release more mucus. Findings suggest the nervous system plays a key role in gut barrier maintenance and triggers protective mechanisms during periods of inflammation.