A controversial new study reports cannabis may not be as helpful in treating chronic pain as believed. Researchers say they have found no clear evidence that cannabis can reduce pain severity or pain interference in those with chronic non cancer pain.
A new study reports, following an injury, the motor areas of the brain reduce signaling to a muscle if the muscle is responsible for producing painful movements, but enhances signaling if the muscle counteracts the painful movement.
A new study reveals newborns who are stressed by their environment have a greater neural pain response following a routine skin lance than babies who are not stressed. However, the neural response is not matched by their physical reaction to pain.
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.
Researchers report ketamine may help to relieve pain symptoms associated with migraine in patients for whom other treatments have failed.