Chronic Pain

Novel Formulation Permits Use Of Toxin From Rattlesnake Venom To Treat Chronic Pain

Crotoxin, extracted from the venom of the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus, has been studied for almost a century for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities and as an even more powerful muscle paralyzer than...

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The Effects Of Cannabidiol (cbd) On Pain

Pain is a natural bodily process, a signal for danger and also for healing. It can come on suddenly in acute bursts or remain chronic, hidden in the background but no less impeding our daily lives. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a relatively new substance but...

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This Is What Living With Chronic Pain Is Really Like

People who live with chronic pain conditions share the debilitating, frustrating realities they experience daily.

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How To Talk To Your Doctor If You're Experiencing Chronic Pain

These are the questions you should ask and how you should approach a treatment plan, according to experts.

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Hinge Health, The Digital Solution For Chronic Back And Joint Pain, Closes $90m Series C

Hinge Health, the San Francisco-based startup that offers a digital solution to treat chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions — such as back and joint pain — has closed a $90 million Series C. The round is led by Bessemer Venture Partners, ...
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Talking About Opioids Can Lead To Strong Emotions

About three years ago, I was chatting about pain with a friend at a social function, and she told me she was taking a prescribed opioid for her chronic pain. I quickly got the uncomfortable feeling in my stomach that comes from discussing and...

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Wholyme, Which Makes Natural Products For Chronic Pain, Closes Seed Round

WholyMe, a London startup that makes and markets ‘natural relief’ products to manage chronic pain, has closed a £500,000 Seed round from investors Financière Saint James, V1 Capital, Guibor and business angels. The round also includes...
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Opioid Dependence Found To Permanently Change Brains Of Rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers found that opioid dependence produced permanent...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Opioid Dependence Found To Permanently Change Brains Of Rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, UC San Diego researchers found that opioid dependence produced...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cannabis For Sleep: Short-term Benefit, Long-term Disruption?

Patients suffering from chronic pain who take medicinal cannabis to initiate and maintain sleep experience short-term benefit, but long-term use may ultimately disrupt slumber. Medscape Medical News

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More Autonomy At Work Reduces The Risk Of Low Back Pain

A team of psychologists has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Their study clearly indicates that not only physical but also psychological and...
Related topics: Psychology, Medical Research

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Abbott's Proclaim Xr Neurostimulation Implant Device Said To Reduce Pain

At the 2020 North American Neuromodulation Society annual meeting, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) reported data from a clinical trial testing its Proclaim XR neurostimulation implant in patients with chronic pain. The system was able to reduce pain...
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based intervention may improve quality of life (QOL) among patients with diabetes and chronic pain, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Scientists Target Link Between Chronic Pain, Cognitive Impairments

Chronic pain patients often suffer from impaired cognitive function as a side effect of their pain. That degradation isn’t addressed by pain-relief medications, some of which can even make the deficit worse. Researchers at The University of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fda Panels Show Little Love For New Painkillers

]]>(MedPage Today) -- FDA advisory committees had little love for investigational painkillers this week, soundly rejecting two proposed drugs and deadlocking decisions on two others. Thumbs-down went to Nektar's oxycodegol for chronic low back...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Painkillers

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Focus On Opioids And Cannabis In Chronic Pain Media Coverage

New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.
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Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of TENS -- transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation -- during...
Related topics: Fibromyalgia, Medical Research

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Epidemic Levels Of Chronic Pain, Opioid Use Disorder Add To Challenges Of Managing Patients In Pain

A series of seven articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the challenges of safe, effective pain management in the ICU, including more Americans reporting daily chronic pain and the rapidly increasing prevalence of opioid misuse and...
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Buprenorphine Safer For Oud, Chronic Pain In The Elderly?

For older individuals with opioid use disorder resulting from treatment of chronic pain, buprenorphine may be a safer pain management alternative, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Re-purposing Existing Drug Could Expedite Development Of Novel Chronic Pain Treatment Caused By...

New research shows how second-degree burns cause hard-to-treat chronic pain, and this understanding may be key to treating these complications, common in war veterans.
Related topics: Medical Research

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