Men and women process pain signals differently

Journal Reference: Annemarie Dedek, Jian Xu, Louis-Étienne Lorenzo, Antoine G Godin, Chaya M Kandegedara, Geneviève Glavina, Jeffrey A Landrigan, Paul J Lombroso, Yves De Koninck, Eve C Tsai, Michael E Hildebrand. Sexual dimorphism in a neuronal mechanism of spinal hyperexcitability across rodent and human models of pathological pain. Brain, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/brain/awab408 Although it has … Read more

Style, temperature and pain sensations are neurologically linked

Journal Reference: Jinrong Li, Md Sams Sazzad Ali, Christian H. Lemon. TRPV1-Lineage Somatosensory Fibers Communicate with Taste Neurons in the Mouse Parabrachial Nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2022; 42 (9): 1719 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0927-21.2021 “The spicy hot sensation you get from a chili pepper is actually a pain sensation…this follows activation of pain-related fibers that innervate … Read more

Researchers map human sensory neurons, pursue chronic pain cure

Journal Reference: Diana Tavares-Ferreira, Stephanie Shiers, Pradipta R. Ray, Andi Wangzhou, Vivekanand Jeevakumar, Ishwarya Sankaranarayanan, Anna M. Cervantes, Jeffrey C. Reese, Alexander Chamessian, Bryan A. Copits, Patrick M. Dougherty, Robert W. Gereau, Michael D. Burton, Gregory Dussor, Theodore J. Price. Spatial transcriptomics of dorsal root ganglia identifies molecular signatures of human nociceptors. Science Translational Medicine, … Read more

How chronic pain arises

Journal Reference: Christian Litke, Anna M. Hagenston, Ann-Kristin Kenkel, Eszter Paldy, Jianning Lu, Rohini Kuner, Daniela Mauceri. Organic anion transporter 1 is an HDAC4-regulated mediator of nociceptive hypersensitivity in mice. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28357-x “Normal, acute physiological pain prevents tissue damage and, in the case of injury, resolves with healing. Chronic pathological … Read more

Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research

Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research – NovLink Home Mash Q Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research We would love to thank the writer of this article for this awesome web content Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse … Read more

Virtual reality as pain aid: Reducing dressing change pain in pediatric burn patients

Journal Reference: Henry Xiang, Jiabin Shen, Krista K. Wheeler, Jeremy Patterson, Kimberly Lever, Megan Armstrong, Junxin Shi, Rajan K. Thakkar, Jonathan I. Groner, Dana Noffsinger, Sheila A. Giles, Renata B. Fabia. Efficacy of Smartphone Active and Passive Virtual Reality Distraction vs Standard Care on Burn Pain Among Pediatric Patients. JAMA Network Open, 2021; 4 (6): … Read more

New clues in the brain linking pain and food

Journal Reference: Yezhe Lin, Ivan De Araujo, Gelsina Stanley, Dana Small, Paul Geha. Chronic pain precedes disrupted eating behavior in low-back pain patients. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (2): e0263527 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263527 Finding pleasure in food comes from how our brain responds to what we are eating. In this study researchers were looking at the brain’s … Read more

How migraine pain signals are generated, and blocked

Journal Reference: Francesco De Logu, Romina Nassini, Alan Hegron, Lorenzo Landini, Dane D. Jensen, Rocco Latorre, Julia Ding, Matilde Marini, Daniel Souza Monteiro de Araujo, Paulina Ramírez-Garcia, Michael Whittaker, Jeffri Retamal, Mustafa Titiz, Alessandro Innocenti, Thomas P. Davis, Nicholas Veldhuis, Brian L. Schmidt, Nigel W. Bunnett, Pierangelo Geppetti. Schwann cell endosome CGRP signals elicit periorbital … Read more

Truck driver pain and discomfort can be alleviated

Journal Reference: Sonja Senthanar, Philip L. Bigelow. Factors associated with musculoskeletal pain and discomfort among Canadian truck drivers: A cross-sectional study of worker perspectives. Journal of Transport & Health, 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.08.013 “Given the fact that MSDs account for nearly one-half of all work-related illnesses and the transportation sector makes up a significant portion of … Read more

Smart sensor equipped chair may help office workers reduce their back pain woes

Journal Reference: Ziheng Wang, Keizo Sato, Saida Salima Nawrin, Namareq Salah Widatalla, Yoshitaka Kimura, Ryoichi Nagatomi. Low Back Pain Exacerbation Is Predictable Through Motif Identification in Center of Pressure Time Series Recorded During Dynamic Sitting. Frontiers in Physiology, 2021; 12 DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2021.696077 Now, researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new prediction method that employs … Read more