Researchers report the sensation and emotional experiences of pain are not the same. A new study reveals neurons in the amygdala responsible for negative emotions associated with chronic pain.
Opioids are often prescribed to help those with chronic pain manage sleep problems associated with their condition. New research reports opioids effect on sleep quality is limited and of poor quality. Additionally, opioids can increase the risk of sleep apnea.
A new study links frequent chronic headaches with lower serum vitamin D levels.
Healthy individuals some times misattribute tactile stimulation to the wrong side, and even wrong parts, of their body. This is especially true if the part of the body is crossed, where the left hand is positioned on the right, for example. Findings shed new light on the way in which the brain represents the body.
CGRP, a protein associated with migraine pain, appears to act differently between sexes. Researchers say a female-specific mechanism of downstream CGRP receptor activation is likely to contribute to the higher prevalence of migraine in women.
Centralized sensation, or abnormal pain processing in the brain and spinal cord, may be an important underlying factor complicating the treatment of chronic pain in those with opioid use disorder.