An extract of turmeric is more effective than a placebo at reducing pain in those with knee osteoarthritis. Following 12 weeks of exposure to the extract, people reported less pain than those taking a placebo.
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.
Researchers identified a distinct population of GABAergic neurons activated by general anesthetic in the central amygdala of mice. The findings point to central amygdala GABAergic neurons as a potential therapeutic target to alleviate chronic pain.
Researchers reveal a new, promising therapeutic strategy for treating neuropathic pain.
35% of patients who used ketamine to manage pain reported significant side effects ranging from hallucination, out-of-body experiences, visual disturbances, and urinary dysfunction. 20% of the side effects were linked directly to ketamine, and 15% associated with ketamine in combination with other drugs.
Researchers explore the close relationship between depression and pain. For some people, unexplained symptoms of pain, such as back or headaches, could be an early indicator of depression before mood changes occur.