Neuroscience

Understanding pain exacerbation with opioid use

A new study published in JNeurosci advances understanding of how the potent opioid analgesic fentanyl can increase pain sensitivity in animals. These findings could inform the development of treatments for chronic pain that ...

Health

Ultra runners not your average human being

Researchers at Monash University seeking to discover why ultra-runners can endure prolonged and extreme physical exertion have found a vital clue – these athletes may experience less pain than the general population.

Neuroscience

Optical tool monitors brain's circulatory response to pain

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), an optical imaging tool for monitoring of regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation, is being explored as a way to track the brain's response to acute pain in adults and infants.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lumbopelvic stabilization training therapeutic for LBP

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain conditions, lumbopelvic stabilization training (LPST) has a therapeutic effect on pain modulation, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in Pain Practice.

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