Neurological pain is usually an unrelenting and annoying discomfort that can't be localized precisely but is generally confined to the territory of an affected nerve or nerves, in any part of the body or head. .
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Training the brain could help reduce pain
May 17, 2012
Training the brain to reduce pain could be a promising approach for treating phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome, according to an internationally known neuroscience researcher speaking today at the American Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
A new drug to manage resistant chronic pain
Apr 30, 2012
Neuropathic pain, caused by nerve or tissue damage, is the culprit behind many cases of chronic pain. Now a drug developed by Tel Aviv University researchers, known as BL-7050, is offering new hope to patients with hard-to-treat neuropathic pain.
Cone snail venom controls pain, does not cause dependency
Apr 06, 2012
Scientists were able to produce the specific venom chemically in vitro for use in additional analyses, and although still only in the basic research phase, the breakthrough offers the potential for the development of new analgesics.
Discovery paves way for improved pain-killers, pain management
Apr 03, 2012
An international team of researchers has shown for the first time how opioid drugs, such as morphine, create an inflammatory response in the brain--by activating an immune receptor in the brain. They have also demonstrated how this brain immune receptor can be blocked, laying the groundwork for the development of new therapeutic drugs.
Study suggests new way to treat chronic pain
Mar 26, 2012
A research team has identified a major gene affecting chronic pain sensitivity. The findings also suggest a new approach to individualizing treatment of chronic pain.
Peripheral nerve stimulation helps control pain after combat injuries
Mar 22, 2012
A peripheral nerve stimulation technique may be a valuable new approach for relief of severe neuropathic pain in injured soldiers, reports an article in the March issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.
Pain drug craving occurs with or without risk for misuse
Feb 27, 2012
Patients taking opioid analgesics for chronic pain who are not substance-dependent or addicted can frequently experience cravings to take more medication, but this behavior is not associated with pain levels or spikes in pain intensity, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain.
Neuron memory key to taming chronic pain
Feb 13, 2012
A team of researchers has found the key to understanding how memories of pain are stored in the brain. More importantly, the researchers are also able to suggest how these memories can be erased, making it possible to ease chronic pain.