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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 | 2016-11-23T13:31:08-07:00 December 5th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Study Finds Link Between Chronic Pain And Lack Of Sleep

A new study shows that the way chronic pain patients think about their pain and sleeping habits can actually lead to worsening pain symptoms. The study from the University of Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory was published on September 21, 2016. Researchers studied how lack of sleep can affect pain patients, [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:07:06-07:00 September 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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

Money Woes Could Actually Be Creating More Pain

The past decade has been a difficult one in the U.S. The Great Recession caused financial uncertainty that lingers still for some people even as the overall financial picture of the country brightens. During this time, researchers noticed changes in two trends: an increase in uneasiness about people’s financial security [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:08:56-07:00 August 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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