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What Is MLS Laser Therapy And Does It Work?

When it comes to chronic pain treatment and management, many patients have tried it all. From exercise to injections to surgeries, some chronic pain conditions may feel incurable. Until now. A relatively new type of treatment is making waves and starting conversations all around the pain community: MLS laser therapy. [...]

By |2017-03-16T14:59:44-07:00March 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |19 Comments

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

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 |2016-11-17T10:08:56-07:00August 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Money Woes Could Actually Be Creating More Pain

What Causes Pain? New Research Weighs In

Pain is a complex condition that is not easily explained. We may think that it is very straightforward – an injury occurs and neurons fire, indicating a feeling of pain. What causes pain and how the body processes and remembers it is not so simple. New research is looking more [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:09:04-07:00August 15th, 2016|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Causes Pain? New Research Weighs In

Optogenetics — Treating Pain With Light

Chronic pain research often spends time and money looking for new pain targets in order to develop more effective drug interventions. While this is time well spent, drug interventions can be decades in the making and often come with powerful and dangerous side effects. A growing field of research is [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:09:12-07:00August 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Optogenetics — Treating Pain With Light