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The Multifaceted Aspects of Chronic Pain

How THC Affects the Dopamine System

Recent studies show that THC consumption affects the dopamine system.

The Surgeon General's Report on Addiction

If we invest in providing addiction treatment that is evidence-based and fundamentally invested in the dignity of every person who needs that treatment, a lot more people are going to find themselves ready to seek it out.

Gene Activation in Acute, Chronic Pain

Distinct phases exist in acute vs persistent pain in a mouse model of OA.

Updating the Definition of Pain

While many studies have elucidated some of the intricacies of the chronic pain experience, the definition of pain has not adapted to current knowledge.

Deconstructing the Sensation of Pain

Pain relief through distraction suggests that pain experience can be modified, and highlights the influence cognitive processes have on pain perception.

Clinical Hypnosis in Palliative Care

Hypnotic analgesia has been linked with significant reductions in pain-related outcomes.

Human Studies & Pain Management

Basic research has made vital contributions to all aspects of medical care, including our understanding of pain pathophysiology.

Social Transfer of Hyperalgesia

This study sheds light on the role of social and environmental cues in pain pathogenesis and has implications for the treatment of chronic pain patients.

Guidelines on Gout Management

The authors noted that comparative effectiveness studies to evaluate the incremental benefits and harms of a treat-to-target strategy over a treat-to-avoid-symptoms strategy should be a priority.

Crystal Structure of CB1 Resolved

"The utility of the crystal structure may provide inspiration for drug design toward refining efficacy and avoiding adverse events."
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Action Observation May Hold Promise as a Potential Therapy for Patients With CRPS

Action Observation May Hold Promise as a Potential Therapy for Patients With CRPS

The authors noted that action observation may be effective in CRPS patients.

Treatments

Neural Entrainment Through Visual, Auditory Stimulation Diminishes Pain Perception

Neural Entrainment Through Visual, Auditory Stimulation Diminishes Pain Perception

Visual and auditory stimulation in the alpha-band range has analgesic effects.

Opioid Addiction

5 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

5 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

The initiatives explored include an opioid vaccine, medication take-back programs, local task forces, improving access to naloxone, and DEA requirements for e-prescribing.

Treatments

Intake of Dietary Fiber Associated with Knee Pain in OA

Intake of Dietary Fiber Associated with Knee Pain in OA

Higher intake of dietary fiber is linked with reduced knee pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.

Drug Lookup

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