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15 Of The Best TED Talks On Health And Pain

“Ideas worth spreading”: this is the slogan of the TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design) organization. It informs every TED Talk that they curate. Speakers run the gamut from everyday people to world-renowned scientists, artists, and thinkers. These ten to 20-minute gems offer a brief glimpse into the world. They provide [...]

By |2018-01-05T17:15:18-07:00January 15th, 2018|Tags: , |2 Comments

25 Of The Top Stories And Findings From 2017 Pain Research!

Every year, we chronicle the latest in pain research on our blog. You can find all of those reports here. This year's pain research promises even more exciting developments. From safer opioid options to virtual reality, here are 25 of the top stories from 2017 pain research! Complementary approaches to [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:06:03-07:00December 6th, 2017|Tags: |Comments Off on 25 Of The Top Stories And Findings From 2017 Pain Research!

Top 10 Chronic Pain Management Research Findings From 2016

From new lupus treatments to fibromyalgia brain signatures to large-scale research on what therapies actually reduce pain, 2016 was an exciting year for chronic pain management research. 1. Non-drug approaches work for chronic pain management Surveys analyze large swaths of data from multiple studies to show more conclusive proof for [...]

By |2016-11-23T13:31:08-07:00December 5th, 2016|Tags: , |Comments Off on Top 10 Chronic Pain Management Research Findings From 2016

Race And The Shocking Inequalities In Pain Management

It’s true that race relations in the United States have come a long way since Jim Crow laws created the phrase “separate but equal,” but when it comes to pain management, the U.S. still has a long way to go. Study after study is confirming what many of us already [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:14-07:00September 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Race And The Shocking Inequalities In Pain Management

Can We “Unlearn” Chronic Pain?

In chronic pain research, scientists often distinguish between structural and neural pain. Structural pain – whether acute or chronic - has a physical cause that can be identified and potentially treated. Neural pain is pain that is not traceable to a particular cause but that persists. Essentially, the brain experiences [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:08:43-07:00August 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |4 Comments

How Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain Can Help Patients

Physical therapy for lower back pain is not a new way to approach chronic pain, but many people may not believe that it is worth the time and effort it takes. Research is proving that a qualified physical therapist offering consistent physical therapy for lower back pain can make a [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:08:49-07:00August 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain Can Help Patients