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Chronic and Acute Pain: News and Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 71 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Pain: Acute and Chronic category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Pain: Acute and Chronic RSS feed.

Pain: Acute and Chronic Publications

Autistics Not Indifferent Nor Hypo-sensitive to Pain
This study questions the perception that people with autism experience less pain and instead suggests that they may have enhanced pain sensitivity.
Publish Date: 2022/11/30 - Updated: 2023/06/03

How We Experience Pain of Others
Study recorded from neurons of human patients shows that the pain of others is directly mapped onto neurons in the insula.
Publish Date: 2022/11/12 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Treating Chronic Pain with Sound and Electrical Stimulation
(Paper / Essay) Electrical stimulation and sound activate the brain's somatosensory or tactile cortex, increasing the potential for chronic pain and other sensory disorders treatment.
Publish Date: 2022/08/14 - Updated: 2023/09/27

Dissolving Device Relieves Pain Without Drugs
A small, soft, flexible implant relieves pain on demand without the use of drugs and provides an alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications.
Publish Date: 2022/07/01 - Updated: 2023/01/04

DVPRS 2.0 Pain Scale Chart for Service Personnel and Veterans
(Charts / Graphs / Tables) The Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale DVPRS 2.0 is a pain assessment tool using a rating scale, word descriptors, color coding, pictorial facial expressions matching pain levels.
Publish Date: 2020/03/12 - Updated: 2023/09/19

Relieving Kidney Stone Pain
Arbutin has a greater affinity for calcium and most kidney stones are formed by a bond between calcium and an oxalate, this molecule interacts with the stone, pulls it apart and dissolves it.
Publish Date: 2018/07/01

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.
Publish Date: 2018/06/21

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.
Publish Date: 2018/05/04

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.
Publish Date: 2017/10/30 - Updated: 2023/05/18

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Study Insights
Researchers suggest Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) might involve changes in the way that the brain processes visual information.
Publish Date: 2017/07/10 - Updated: 2020/07/20

Determining Origin of Hip and Spine Pain
Determining the origin of lower back pain that can radiate to the buttocks, groin, thigh, and knees.
Publish Date: 2017/02/06 - Updated: 2021/04/03

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.
Publish Date: 2016/07/11

Pain Scale Chart: 1 to 10 Levels
(Charts / Graphs / Tables) Pain scale diagram and chart that includes an explanation of each of the one to ten classified pain levels.
Publish Date: 2016/05/20 - Updated: 2023/08/31

Pain: A 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.
Publish Date: 2016/03/25 - Updated: 2020/06/26

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.
Publish Date: 2016/03/22 - Updated: 2020/11/02

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.
Publish Date: 2016/02/15 - Updated: 2023/05/18

Dry Eye and Chronic Pain Syndrome
Researchers find link between dry eye and chronic pain syndromes better described as having neuropathic ocular pain.
Publish Date: 2016/01/08 - Updated: 2020/11/22

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.
Publish Date: 2015/12/28

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.
Publish Date: 2015/12/04 - Updated: 2020/12/02

Children and Pain: Overview of Pediatric Pain
Information regarding pediatric pain, one of the most under-diagnosed, misunderstood and under-treated medical issues in children.
Publish Date: 2015/09/10 - Updated: 2021/07/30

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.
Publish Date: 2015/02/07 - Updated: 2021/09/07

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.
Publish Date: 2015/01/15 - Updated: 2018/03/16

Spinal Circuitry Map Responsible for Chronic Pain
Findings could lead to new therapeutics for disorders such as fibromyalgia and phantom limb pain.
Publish Date: 2014/12/05 - Updated: 2021/10/05

Adenosine: A Switch to Turn Off Pain
Researchers have demonstrated that activation of the A3 adenosine receptor subtype is key in mediating the pain relieving effects of adenosine.
Publish Date: 2014/11/29 - Updated: 2020/11/15

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.
Publish Date: 2014/10/29

Caffeine Can Help Reduce Joint and Other Pain
Information regarding the pain relief benefits of caffeine consumption and why caffeine is added to pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Publish Date: 2014/06/17 - Updated: 2021/08/30

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.
Publish Date: 2014/03/10

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.
Publish Date: 2014/02/24 - Updated: 2021/08/30

People Feel Pain Differently - Who is Most Sensitive to Pain?
Published study shows brain structure is related to how intensely people perceive pain.
Publish Date: 2014/01/19 - Updated: 2021/09/16

Chinese Corydalis Herb Relieves Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain
A compound called dehydrocorybulbine from the roots of the Corydalis yanhusuo plant prove to diminish pain.
Publish Date: 2014/01/03

Why Morphine Increases Pain in Some Patients
Researchers identify molecular pathway by which morphine can increase pain and suggest potential new ways to make morphine effective for more patients.
Publish Date: 2013/01/07 - Updated: 2021/06/11

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.
Publish Date: 2012/12/30 - Updated: 2016/03/25

The Pain Whisperer Cures Un-treatable Painful Conditions
(Informative) Dr. Tom Chi known as The Pain Whisperer has cured over 80,000 failed surgery patients of painful conditions using an amazing cure technique.
Publish Date: 2012/11/28 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Love, Disability, and Chronic Pain
Article examines living with and helping a loved one cope and deal with severe pain levels.
Publish Date: 2012/10/12 - Updated: 2021/07/14

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.
Publish Date: 2012/01/31 - Updated: 2018/02/15

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.
Publish Date: 2012/01/09 - Updated: 2019/01/07

Myofascial Pain Syndrome - Chronic Myofascial Pain
Information regarding Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) or Chronic myofascial pain (CMP) a condition characterized by chronic and sometimes severe pain.
Publish Date: 2011/05/23 - Updated: 2022/03/26

Coping with Loss: 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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/20 - Updated: 2022/03/29

Easing Physical and Psychological Burden of Chronic Pain
Online self paced chronic pain management program reduces physical and psychological burdens of debilitating pain.
Publish Date: 2011/05/19

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/02 - Updated: 2018/01/26

Simply Looking at Your Body May Reduce Pain
Research shows that just viewing your hand reduces the pain experienced when a hot object touches the skin.
Publish Date: 2011/02/10 - Updated: 2022/06/12

It's a Pain to Take Care of Pain
Chronic pain takes a toll on primary care providers as well as their patients.
Publish Date: 2010/12/17 - Updated: 2016/05/20

Lower Back and Foot Pain Associated with Knee Osteoarthritis
(Study) A new study found patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who also have pain in other joints more likely to experience greater knee pain.
Publish Date: 2010/11/18 - Updated: 2023/09/19

Anger Amplifies Clinical Pain in Women with and without Fibromyalgia
Sensitizing effect of anger and sadness not limited to fibromyalgia patients.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/23 - Updated: 2018/03/16

No Pain in Hospital - Wishful Thinking or Reality
More than 80% of hospitalized patients suffer more severe pain than necessary.
Publish Date: 2010/09/21

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/25 - Updated: 2015/09/09

Biomedical Diagnosis of Pain
Diagnosis of pain that evades scientific testing and the additional emotional suffering that can result for the patient.
Publish Date: 2010/08/17

Chronic Pain Gene Culprits Found
Chronic pain severely limits patients quality of life and is among the cost drivers in U.S. health care.
Publish Date: 2010/05/07

Blocking Pain at its Source
Discovery of pain-causing compounds leads to development of new non-addictive painkillers.
Publish Date: 2010/04/27

Pain Free Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Properly performed analgesia protects children from pain and traumatization.
Publish Date: 2010/04/26

Can Words Hurt? Verbal Stimuli Can Activate Pain Matrix
(Research Study Analysis) Do words hurt? Psychologists of Jena University, Germany, show that verbal stimuli activate pain matrix.
Publish Date: 2010/03/30 - Updated: 2023/09/26

Non-drug Techniques Reduce Pain in Patients
Non-traditional therapies relieve pain among wide range of hospitalized patients by 50 percent.
Publish Date: 2010/03/05

New, Targeted Pain Medicine Delivery Systems
New targeted pain medicine delivery systems may reduce costs to treat pain.
Publish Date: 2010/02/04

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.
Publish Date: 2009/12/30 - Updated: 2011/08/28

Chronic Pain in Older Adults
Chronic pain is experienced by as many as two out of three older adults.
Publish Date: 2009/11/24

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.
Publish Date: 2009/10/27 - Updated: 2010/01/17

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.
Publish Date: 2009/09/30

Relieving Pain Meeting in Australia
Groups representing chronic pain sufferers meet in Melbourne to work towards coordinated approach to managing chronic pain.
Publish Date: 2009/09/17 - Updated: 2010/07/03

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.
Publish Date: 2009/09/16

Kidney's or Lower Back Pain?
Kidney pain and lower back pain can have similar symptoms that may have entirely different causes.
Publish Date: 2009/06/25 - Updated: 2022/08/18

Pain Treatment for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients often suffer from severe pain that cannot be effectively treated with conventional medication.
Publish Date: 2009/06/25

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.
Publish Date: 2009/05/29 - Updated: 2018/01/26

Anxiety Increases Pain Intensity and Disability
Individuals with high levels of anxiety due to chronic pain exhibit more emotional distress and disability.
Publish Date: 2009/04/21

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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/07 - Updated: 2016/05/20

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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/07

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.
Publish Date: 2009/03/20

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.
Publish Date: 2009/01/28 - Updated: 2015/09/09

Pain Treatment Reports Often Cannot be Trusted
Undertreated pain is a worldwide problem and much research on pain management practices cannot be trusted.
Publish Date: 2009/01/14 - Updated: 2014/03/14

Painful Joints: Arthralgia
Information on the causes and treatment of pain in the joints including arthralgia arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Publish Date: 2009/01/13 - Updated: 2012/08/23

Pain Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Manipulation Under Anesthesia is a medical procedure helping chronic pain patients.
Publish Date: 2008/12/19 - Updated: 2014/12/14

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