More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms

IMAGE: An illustration of withdrawal symptoms related to cannabis use view more  Credit: University of Michigan More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they’re between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced […]

The best heated chairs for pain relief and maximum comfort

For those who find sitting for any period of time unbearable, heated chairs could be the fix. Heat dilates blood vessels that surround the lumbar region of your spine, increasing the flow of oxygen to your back muscles and stimulating sensory receptors in your skin to help heal damaged tissue and relieve discomfort. Whether you’re […]

Perspective: Why opioids cannot fix chronic pain

A broken heart is often harder to heal than a broken leg. Now researchers say that a broken heart can contribute to lasting chronic pain. In a reflections column published Dec. 21 in the Annals of Family Medicine, pain experts Mark Sullivan and Jane Ballantyne at the University of Washington School of Medicine, say emotional […]

Chest pain risk assessment may reduce treatment disparities

The use of a standardized tool for assessing the risk of serious outcomes in patients with chest pain was associated with women at high risk receiving comparable care to men, according to new research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Care received by women at low and intermediate risk was consistent with current clinical […]

How one pain suppresses the other

Two consecutive studies on this have been published in the journals Brain Sciences and BMC Neuroscience. The same stimulus hurts differently The human perception of pain can vary greatly depending on the situation. So it is possible that the same pain stimulus feels more or less painful under different conditions. The body’s own pain control […]

Researchers identify predictors of timely enrollment in treatment for opioid use disorder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — For people living with opioid use disorder, the path to treatment is not always clear-cut. Sometimes, there’s no path at all. The gap between those recommended for medications for opioid use disorder — with methadone, buprenorphine or other medications prescribed — and those who ultimately receive it is wide and […]

Patients with non-cardiac chest pain are reassured with brief education

Sophia Antipolis – 12 December 2020: Patients diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain are reluctant to believe they do not have heart disease. A new study shows that explaining the test results convinces patients and reduces the likelihood of future chest pain. The research is presented at EACVI – Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress […]