Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Minimally invasive treatment could freeze out phantom limb pain

A pioneering technique significantly reduces phantom limb pain—chronic pain emanating from the site of amputated limbs—according to findings presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2016 Annual Scientific ...

Neuroscience

New study aimed at diminishing phantom pain suffered by amputees

A new clinical trial conducted by Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital interventional radiologist J. David Prologo, MD is studying a minimally invasive investigational treatment known as cryoablation therapy, hoped to help relieve ...

Medical research

Scientists chart spinal circuitry responsible for chronic pain

Pain typically has a clear cause–but not always. When a person touches something hot or bumps into a sharp object, it's no surprise that it hurts. But for people with certain chronic pain disorders, including fibromyalgia ...

Neuroscience

Understanding pain: Can the brain provide all the answers?

We now know that there's much more to pain than simply what is happening in the painful body part, and attention has turned to the role of the brain. But not even this mysterious organ can tell us everything we need to know ...

Other

Virtual world to help relieve patients' pain

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in Birmingham are hoping to use the hi-tech world of virtual reality in a bid to relieve the pain of hospital patients.

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