Research
Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, researchers have been charged with finding other strategies to treat pain. Their efforts largely have focused on nerve cells that transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. But new research, led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, shows that targeting receptors on immune cells may be more effective, particularly for chronic pain.
New research on spinal injuries has found that rehabilitation should include the mind as well as the body.
According to a study published in PLoS OnE, modified painDETECT scores indicated that 37% of participants with hip OA and 46% of participants with knee OA had possible neuropathic phenotypes.
INDIANAPOLIS—Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 20 to 22, 2018.
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is considered one of the most recognizable and clinically challenging sources of low back pain (LBP).
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA—When migraine sufferers see the tell-tale squiggly lines, light flashes and blind spots of a migraine aura, they prepare for a migraine. When researchers see the brain image of an aura, they try to figure out what causes it and if there is a way to stop the start of the migraine. Now an international team of researchers has identified the electrical activity specific to the start of migraines and demonstrated a way to stop it in animal experiments.
Osteoarthritis present with earlier worsening of knee structure and poorer patient-reported and physical function measures, including a decline in walking speed, compared with individuals who have a more common, gradual onset of knee OA, according to the results of a longitudinal analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative published in Arthritis Care & Research. | READ MORE
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common arthropathy of the hand, and current treatments carry risks of adverse events.
Doctors are increasingly prescribing a class of drugs for low back pain as they look for alternatives to addictive opioids, despite evidence the drugs are largely ineffective and carry substantial risks, according to new research.
Movement is the most common final output of nervous system activity and is essential for survival.
Is treating the diaphragm the key to relieving chronic pain in the lower back?
OTTAWA—Science is that much stronger when diverse ideas are welcomed. When Canada's research community has a say in the development of new programs that support it, our researchers are able to discover and innovate in ways that have a profound impact on our health, environment, economy and communities.
For scientists, pain has long presented an intractable problem: it is a physiological process, just like breathing or digestion, and yet it is inherently, stubbornly subjective—only you feel your pain. It is also a notoriously hard experience to convey accurately to others.
Researchers previously showed that overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain by 50% and significantly improve function and mobility with a 10% or more weight loss over an 18-month period. The investigators' latest findings, which are published in Arthritis Care & Research, reveal that a 20% or more weight loss has the added benefit of continued improvement in physical health-related quality of life along with an additional 25% reduction in pain and improvement in function.
Hormonal and reproductive factors are correlated with the risk for knee osteoarthritis (OA), an effect that was significant in non-obese women both at early reproductive age and during midlife, according to a study recently published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
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