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No link between epidurals and backache
Epidural pain relief during labour is not associated with long term backache, find researchers in this week's BMJ. (2002-08-15)

Do static magnets reduce pain?
Static magnets are widely marketed to the public with claims of effectiveness for relieving pain. One survey suggests that about 28 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, use magnets or copper bracelets for pain relief. Do static magnets help reduce pain? (2007-09-24)

Inhaled pain relief in early labor is safe and effective
Inhaled pain relief appears to be effective in reducing pain intensity and in giving pain relief in the first stage of labor, say Cochrane researchers. These conclusions came from a systematic review that drew data from 26 separate studies that involved a total of 2,959 women, and are published in the Cochrane Library. (2012-09-11)

Etoricoxib provides long lasting pain relief after surgery
Oral etoricoxib is at least as effective as other drugs commonly used for pain relief after surgery. A Cochrane Systematic Review has confirmed the effectiveness of the drug, which is sold under the brand name of Arcoxia. (2009-04-14)

Effectiveness of the WHO cancer pain relief guidelines published by Dove Medical Press
The WHO guidelines have been successful in making pain relief knowledge more available, but from a moral and ethical standpoint these guidelines need to be promoted and examined until adequate pain relief is reported in all possible cancer pain patients. (2016-07-25)

New procedure allows diagnosis of lower back pain cause
Functional anesthetic discography (FAD), a new diagnostic procedure involving injecting anesthetic directly into a spinal disc, can be used to confirm the presence of injured discs as the source of a patient's lower back pain symptoms, according to a new study by researchers from Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. (2007-05-04)

Fetuses cannot feel pain, says expert
There is good evidence that fetuses cannot feel pain, says an expert in this week's BMJ. (2006-04-13)

Pain relief can now be based on solid evidence
A Cochrane Review of data relating to about 45,000 patients involved in approximately 350 individual studies has provided an evaluation of the effect you can expect to get if you take commonly used painkillers at specific doses. The review also identifies pain killers for which there is only poor or no reliable evidence. This review will help doctors and patients to make evidence informed decisions of which pain killers to use, and is published in the latest edition of the Cochrane Library. (2011-09-06)

Patients prefer relief from lower back pain over improved mobility
A new study out today in the journal Neurology examines the question of quality of life for individuals with a common form of lower back pain called lumbar spinal stenosis. The findings show that, when asked to choose between treatments that reduced pain or would help them stand or walk, patients overwhelmingly chose pain relief. (2015-09-09)

No justification for laparoscopic adhesiolysis to relieve abdominal pain
Authors of a study in this week's issue of The Lancet provide evidence that laparoscopic adhesiolysis cannot be recommended as a treatment for adhesions in patients with chronic abdominal pain. (2003-04-10)

Hebrew University researchers show how morphine can be given more effectively
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a way to maintain the pain-killing qualities of morphine over an extended period of time, thus providing a solution for the problem of having to administer increasing dosages of the drug in order to retain its effectiveness. (2009-04-27)

Social transmission of pain, fear has different targets in mouse brain
Social contact can transfer the feeling of pain or fear in several animal species, including humans, but the exact neural mechanisms for this transmission are still being studied. (2021-01-07)

Codeine could increase users' sensitivity to pain
Using large and frequent doses of the pain-killer codeine may actually produce heightened sensitivity to pain, without the same level of relief offered by morphine, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. (2013-09-12)

The soothing effects of strangers
Pain-relieving interventions trigger a learning effect in the brain which reduces pain. A new study shows that pain relief is more effective when it is provided by a stranger. (2018-09-25)

Peripheral nerve block provides some with long-lasting pain relief for severe facial pain
A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) may produce long-term pain relief. (2018-08-13)

Low-level heat wrap therapy safely reduces low back pain and improves mobility in the workplace
The use of continuous low-level heat wrap therapy (CLHT) significantly reduces acute low back pain and related disability and improves occupational performance of employees in physically demanding jobs suffering from acute low back pain, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the December 2005 issue of The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2006-01-19)

Heat halts pain inside the body
The old wives' tale that heat relieves abdominal pain, such as colic or menstrual pain, has been scientifically proven by a UCL (University College London) scientist, who will present the findings today at the Physiological Society's annual conference hosted by UCL. (2006-07-04)

Researchers are developing potential treatment for chronic pain
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new way to treat chronic pain which has been tested in mice. With a compound designed and developed by the researchers themselves, they can achieve complete pain relief. (2020-04-30)

Spider venom key to pain relief without side-effects
Molecules in tarantula venom could be used as an alternative to opioid pain killers for people seeking chronic pain relief. (2020-04-13)

Doctors treating pain from circumcision more seriously
One of the first things most little boys in the U.S. experience is something they'll never remember -- circumcision -- but that doesn't mean it isn't a painful experience. The debate over whether infants feel pain has ended, and the positive conclusion is catching up with obstetrical, pediatric and family physician training programs, 97 percent of which now learn effective pain relief techniques for circumcision. Just 10 years ago, only 71 percent learned how to ease pain during the brief surgical procedure. (2006-07-20)

Leeches reduce the pain of osteoarthritis
Leeches may yet return to favour as a treatment to relieve pain and inflammation, suggests a pilot study on osteoarthritis of the knee, reported in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2001-09-16)

Research explores links between physical and emotional pain relief
Though we all desire relief -- from stress, work, or pain -- little is known about the specific emotions underlying relief. New research explores the psychological mechanisms associated with relief that occurs after the removal of pain, also known as pain offset relief. (2013-03-21)

New drug combination might be more effective pain reliever
The nutritional supplement, glucosamine, boosts the pain relieving power of ibuprofen, according to a new study by Temple University researchers in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET). This new drug combination could one day allow patients to take a lower dose and get the same pain relief with fewer unwanted side effects. (2004-01-06)

First treatment for pain using human stem cells a success
Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment. The next step is to perform extensive safety tests in rodents and pigs, and then move to human patients suffering chronic pain within the next five years. (2020-01-23)

Pain relief: Poor evidence for non-drug approaches in labor
There is better evidence for the effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labor pains than non-drug approaches. These are the findings of an all-encompassing publishing in the Cochrane Library, which draws together results from a number of previous reviews on the subject. (2012-03-13)

How do people in Africa want to die?
Terminally ill people in Africa want to die at home without pain, stigma, or financial hardship. Yet two articles in this week's BMJ show how poverty, limited healthcare services, and poor access to pain relief are major barriers to improving end of life care. (2003-07-24)

Parent educational tools on pain relief help reduce babies' vaccination distress
Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at future infant vaccinations, reports a study published in CMAJ. (2018-10-22)

Smokers with chronic pain smoke more, but show desire to quit
Smokers who experience significant pain smoke more cigarettes per day than those who are not regularly in pain. However, more than half of smokers with pain are at least considering quitting smoking. University of Kentucky researchers are available to talk about their study and explain why it's important to note that smokers with chronic pain are just as interested in quitting as those without pain. (2006-08-03)

Cannabis extract reduces pain in multiple sclerosis patients
The cannabis extract, dronabinol, reduces pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, finds new research published on (2004-07-15)

New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists
A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain. (2019-03-07)

Morphine spray more effective than injection to relieve pain in young people
Nasal diamorphine spray is a safe and effective method of pain relief for young people in acute pain with a limb fracture, and should be used in place of morphine by intramuscular injection, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-02-01)

New guideline: Epidural steroid injections limited in treating back pain
A guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds epidural steroid injections play a limited role in providing short-term pain relief for lower back pain that radiates down a leg, and do not provide long-term pain relief. The guideline is published in the March 6, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2007-03-05)

Simple, cost effective treatment following failed back surgery shows promise
Failed back surgery (continued low back and leg pain after surgery) is relatively common. With each reoperation, success, as defined by pain reduction, becomes less likely and most patients do not improve. However, preliminary studies using a simple procedure to remove scar tissue or adhesions suggests a new treatment could help those with post-surgical, chronic low back pain. (2018-10-12)

UC recieves $1.9 million to study pain
Two patients, each with the same debilitating nerve pain, walk into a clinic for a sympathetic block. After the injection, one patient gets relief and goes on to live their life pain free for weeks or months. The other patient experiences no relief and the pain may continue for a lifetime. (2016-02-16)

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users
A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that--unlike long-term opioid use--regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity. Doctoral student Michelle St. Pierre, who conducts research in the psychology department at UBC Okanagan, recently published a study looking for differences in pain tolerance of people who frequently use cannabis compared to those who don't. (2020-09-10)

Nonverbal doctor-patient rapport relieved pain during acupuncture treatment
When 22 acupuncture clinicians and 23 patients seeking pain relief mirrored each other's facial expressions during acupuncture treatment, patients experienced less pain, according to a new study. Additionally, brain activity involved in representing the mental state of others, which is key for empathy and compassion, became more aligned after the doctor and (2020-10-21)

Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a traditional acupuncture treatment
UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture. (2012-04-23)

Ethnicity does not affect prescription of painkillers
Ethnic background has no bearing on the prescription of pain relief, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Previous research has indicated that white patients may receive more pain killers than patients from other ethnic groups. (2000-04-06)

Patient-controlled analgesia not as effective as epidural for labor pain
In a study to be presented on Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. CST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in New Orleans, researchers will report findings which suggest remifentanil patient controlled analgesia is not equivalent to epidural analgesia for pain, pain appreciation scores, and overall satisfaction in women who request for pain relief during labor. (2014-02-03)

Pain drugs work more effectively, from the inside
Researchers have discovered new insights about pain transmission in neurons, which could aid in the development of alternatives to opioids and more effective analgesics. (2017-05-31)

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