This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Pain: Acute and Chronic category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2018-06-21 : iPad Use and Incorrect Posture Can Cause Neck Pain : UNLV study finds the iPad neck pain plagues women more and posture, not screen time, is biggest factor behind neck and shoulder pain.
2018-05-04 : Treating Neuropathic Pain - A New Approach : Reseach results suggest that protein NOS1AP might be a valuable novel target in the development of more effective medicines to treat neuropathic pain.
2017-10-30 : Virtual Reality Reduces Phantom Pain in Paraplegics : Breakthrough research shows phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics by creating a bodily illusion with the help of virtual reality.
2017-07-10 : New Insights Into CRPS a Chronic Pain Condition : Researchers suggest CRPS might involve changes in the way that the brain processes visual information.
2017-02-06 : Determining the Origin of Hip and/or Spine Pain : Determining the origin of lower back pain that can radiate to the buttocks, groin, thigh, and knees.
2016-07-11 : Effective and Safe Options to Treat Pain : Physical therapists can play a valuable role in the patient education process, including setting realistic expectations for recovery with or without opioids.
2016-05-20 : Pain Scale Chart - 1 to 10 Levels : Pain scale diagram and chart including explanation of each of the one to ten classified pain levels.
2016-03-25 : Pain Described As Multi-layered Gradual Event : New theory describes pain as multi-layered gradual event which consists of specific pain components, and more general components, such as negative emotions.
2016-03-22 : Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Chronic Pain Emotional Aspect : Study shows patients with chronic pain can reduce emotional response to the pain through spinal cord stimulation.
2016-02-15 : Crowdfunded Research Into Phantom Limb Pain Treatment : Researchers from Brunel university and Poole hospital seeking to raise money to treat phantom limb pain using new portable 3D hologram technology.
2016-01-08 : Dry Eye & Chronic Pain Syndrome Link : Researchers find link between dry eye and chronic pain syndromes, better described as having neuropathic ocular pain.
2015-12-28 : New Drug Therapy May End Chronic Pain : The new treatment combines two FDA-approved drugs: a Parkinson's drug, L-dopa, and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
2015-12-04 : High-frequency Electrical Stimulation to Spinal Cord Eases Chronic Pain : Research into how high-frequency electrical stimulation to the spinal cord can reduce or eliminate chronic pain.
2015-09-10 : Children & Pain: Overview of Pediatric Pain : Information regarding pediatric pain, one of the most under-diagnosed, misunderstood and under-treated medical issues in children.
2015-02-07 : Tackling Chronic Amputee Pain for Veterans and Civilians : Around 25% of amputees develop chronic pain in remaining portion of their amputated limb, which can include phantom limb syndrome.
2015-01-15 : Postherpetic Neuralgia: Causes and Treatment : Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a neuropathic pain syndrome that happens after an outbreak of varicella-zoster virus (VSV) or shingles.
2014-12-05 : Scientists Map Spinal Circuitry Responsible for Chronic Pain : Findings could lead to new therapeutics for disorders such as fibromyalgia and phantom limb pain.
2014-11-29 : Off Switch for Pain - Activating Adenosine A3 Receptor Subtype Key to Powerful Pain Relief : Researchers have demonstrated that activation of the A3 adenosine receptor subtype is key in mediating the pain relieving effects of adenosine.
2014-10-29 : 20% of U.S. Adults Have Persistent Pain : Study reveals a sizable portion of American adults are dealing with persistent pain and that is affecting their lives profoundly.
2014-06-17 : Caffeine Can Help Reduce Joint and Other Pain : Information regarding the pain relief benefits of caffeine consumption.
2014-03-10 : Interdisciplinary Care Best for Chronic Pain However Insurance Coverage Falls Short : Physician leaders calling for evidence based interdisciplinary care as standard to treat chronic pain and want insurance payers to step up to provide adequate coverage.
2014-02-24 : Insomnia: Sleeping Disorders and Chronic Pain Conditions : Information relating to chronic pain as a cause of insomnia and why the perception of pain increases when trying to fall asleep.
2014-01-19 : Everybody Feels Pain Differently - Who is Most Sensitive to Pain : Published study shows brain structure is related to how intensely people perceive pain.
2014-01-03 : Chinese Corydalis Herb Relieves Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain : A compound called dehydrocorybulbine from the roots of the Corydalis yanhusuo plant prove to diminish pain.
2013-01-07 : Why Does Morphine Increase Pain in Some People : Researchers identify molecular pathway by which morphine can increase pain and suggest potential new ways to make morphine effective for more patients.
2012-12-30 : Scientists Map Sensory Nerves : Branching nerve patterns define distinct groups that likely correspond to differences in what nerves do and may hold clues for pain management and other areas of neurological study.
2012-11-28 : The Pain Whisperer Cures Un-treatable Painful Conditions : Dr. Tom Chi known as The Pain Whisperer has cured over 80,000 failed surgery patients of painful conditions using an amazing cure technique.
2012-10-12 : Love, Disability, and Chronic Pain : Article examines living with and helping a loved one cope and deal with severe pain levels.
2012-01-31 : Chronic Pain - A New Understanding : Scientists using a new approach called metabolomics discover a major clue called dimethylsphingosine a small-molecule byproduct of cellular membranes in the nervous system.
2012-01-09 : Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: General Overview : Complex regional pain syndrome CRPS is a form of chronic pain that can affect any part of the body but usually an arm or leg.
2011-05-23 : Myofascial Pain syndrome (MPS) or Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP) : Information regarding Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) or Chronic myofascial pain (CMP) a condition characterized by chronic and sometimes severe pain.
2011-05-20 : How to Survive Grief : If people understand what happens in the brain during the grieving process there will be less pain suicides and less families will come apart and faster healing will occur.
2011-05-19 : Easing Physical and Psychological Burden of Chronic Pain : Online self paced chronic pain management program reduces physical and psychological burdens of debilitating pain.
2011-05-02 : Itchiness and Pain Connected : A new study of itch adds to growing evidence that the chemical signals that make us want to scratch are the same signals that make us wince in pain.
2011-02-10 : Simply Looking at Your Body May Reduce Pain : Research shows that viewing your hand reduces the pain experienced when a hot object touches the skin.
2010-12-17 : It's a Pain to Take Care of Pain : Chronic pain takes a toll on primary care providers as well as their patients.
2010-11-18 : Lower Back and Foot Pain Associated with Knee Osteoarthritis : New study found patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who also have pain in other joints more likely to experience greater knee pain.
2010-09-23 : Anger Amplifies Clinical Pain in Women with and without Fibromyalgia : Sensitizing effect of anger and sadness not limited to fibromyalgia patients.
2010-09-23 : Inflammation Causes Some Post-surgical Neuropathies : Nerve inflammation may cause pain numbness and weakness following surgical procedures that is known as postsurgical neuropathy.
2010-09-21 : No Pain in Hospital - Wishful Thinking or Reality : More than 80% of hospitalized patients suffer more severe pain than necessary.
2010-08-25 : Painkilling System in the Human Brain : Repeatedly boosting brain levels of one natural painkiller soon shuts down the brain cell receptors that respond to it.
2010-08-17 : Biomedical Diagnosis of Pain : Diagnosis of pain that evades scientific testing and the additional emotional suffering that can result for the patient.
2010-05-07 : Chronic Pain Gene Culprits Found : Chronic pain severely limits patients quality of life and is among the cost drivers in U.S. health care.
2010-04-27 : Blocking Pain at its Source : Discovery of pain-causing compounds leads to development of new non-addictive painkillers.
2010-04-26 : Pain Free Treatment of Children and Adolescents : Properly performed analgesia protects children from pain and traumatization.
2010-03-30 : Can Words Hurt : Painful memories and associations that set our pain memory on the alert.
2010-03-05 : Non-drug Techniques Reduce Pain in Patients : Non-traditional therapies relieve pain among wide range of hospitalized patients by 50 percent.
2010-02-04 : New, Targeted Pain Medicine Delivery Systems : New targeted pain medicine delivery systems may reduce costs to treat pain.
2009-12-30 : Device for Pain Therapy not Recommended for Chronic Lower Back Pain : Pain therapy involving a portable device is not recommended to treat chronic low-back pain.
2009-11-24 : Chronic Pain in Older Adults : Chronic pain is experienced by as many as two out of three older adults.
2009-10-27 : Ineffective Pain Care Costing Over $100 Billion Annually : Millions of patients suffering needlessly in hospitals with acute pain and on into their lives with chronic pain.
2009-09-30 : Less Chronic Pain when Taking Combined Drugs : People who suffer from debilitating neuropathic pain may get more relief and sleep better by combining two commonly prescribed drugs.
2009-09-17 : Relieving Pain Meeting in Australia : Groups representing chronic pain sufferers meet in Melbourne to work towards coordinated approach to managing chronic pain.
2009-09-16 : Pain Increases Signs of Aging by 2 to 3 Decades in Middle Aged Adults : Younger people with pain look similar in terms of their disability to people who are two to three decades older without pain.
2009-06-25 : Kidney Pain in Lower Back : Kidney pain and lower back pain can have similar symptoms that have entirely different causes.
2009-06-25 : Pain Treatment for Cancer Patients : Cancer patients often suffer from severe pain that cannot be effectively treated with conventional medication.
2009-05-29 : Pain Effects the Economy and Workplace : Study shows impact of pain on economy strain on our healthcare system and inadequate pain management training of medical professionals.
2009-04-21 : Anxiety Increases Pain Intensity and Disability : Individuals with high levels of anxiety due to chronic pain exhibit more emotional distress and disability.
2009-04-07 : Pain in the ICU Report Suggests Comprehensive Approach : New reports suggest that taking a comprehensive approach to pain management may be key to managing pain in the ICU.
2009-04-07 : Bedside Test Improves Diagnosis of Chronic Back Pain : Distinguishing neuropathic pain caused by damage to the nervous system from other types of chronic back pain.
2009-03-20 : Chronic Pain Sufferers May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status : Research shows correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and amount of narcotic medication taken by patients with chronic pain.
2009-01-28 : I Feel Your Pain: Neural Mechanisms of Empathy : Study uses brain imaging technique to see if possible to share pain observed in others provides insight into brain mechanisms involved in empathy.
2009-01-14 : Pain Treatment Reports Often Cannot be Trusted : Undertreated pain is a worldwide problem and much research on pain management practices cannot be trusted.
2009-01-13 : Painful Joints: Arthralgia : Information on the causes and treatment of pain in the joints including arthralgia arthritis and osteoarthritis.
2008-12-19 : Pain Manipulation Under Anesthesia : Manipulation Under Anesthesia is a medical procedure helping chronic pain patients.
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