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Chronic and Acute Pain: Information and Treatment News Document List

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.

Chronic and Acute Pain: Information and Treatment News Publications

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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