Study reveals 27.8% of pain medications with high abuse potential make it all the way through the development process, compared to only 4.7% of medications with lower potential for abuse.
The absence of the NCX3 gene amplifies pain signals within the spinal cord, a new mouse study reveals. Increasing levels of NCX3 in the spinal cord helped reduce symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Neuroimaging study reveals those suffering from Gulf War Syndrome who experience chronic pain have increased volume in brain areas associated with pain processing and smaller volume in areas associated with pain regulation.
On average, women who self-harm have a higher tolerance to pain than those who do not self-injure. Brain scans revealed greater connectivity between brain areas involved in pain perception and pain modulation in those who self-harm.
Researchers report activating a pathway between the amygdala and brain stem helps to relieve pain and reduce defensive behaviors in rat models.
Researchers uncover the mechanism behind how a subset of NSAIDs reduces inflammation, which helps explain some of the curious side effects of the anti-inflammatories.
Most cancer patients who used medical cannabis reported a significant improvement in pain measures and a decrease in some other cancer-related symptoms. Additionally, medical cannabis use reduced the consumption of traditional, opioid-based pain killers for those with cancer.