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High-frequency spinal cord stimulation shows improved longer lasting pain relief

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain involves delivering low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord using an implanted device, which modifies or blocks nerve activity to minimise

JUNE 2022

10-11 June 2022, 7th LSORA Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop; London, UK

The 7th LSORA (London Society of Regional Anaesthesia) Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Workshop will take place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on 10-11 June 2022.  Watch this


Experts make weak recommendation for medical cannabis for chronic pain

New guidance aims to address confusion around the role of medical cannabis in the management of chronic pain. In The BMJ recently, a panel of international experts make a weak recommendation


Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity, according


Novel electric impulses relieve the pain

Chronic pain can be reduced by stimulating the vagus nerve in the ear with electrodes. In a microanatomic study, the human ear has now been analysed on a micrometer scale.


Mainstay Medical obtains US approval for ReActiv8

Mainstay Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for ReActiv8, its implantable neurostimulation system to treat intractable chronic low back pain. The FDA approval grants Mainstay the


Interventions for pain: Finding connections at the surface

New work by a team of Thomas Jefferson University researchers reveals new activity above the surface, in brain-cell receptors that govern learning and chronic pain. In the study, the authors


Pain treatment using human stem cells a success

Stem cell therapy shown to relieve extreme pain in mice is now moving towards human trials.   Human stem cells and “pain-killing neurons” have successfully relieved chronic pain in mice.


A more accurate way to gauge pain in mice, yielding potential to help chronic pain patients

For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behaviour to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University–Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues


The poor and less educated suffer more from chronic pain

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much