In this invited op-ed, Joletta Belton and Blair Smith, co-chairs of GAPPA, discuss a new initiative aiming to advance pain research and care by incorporating the perspectives of people who have lived with or have been affected by pain.
Multidisciplinary Pain Care: A Teamwork Approach with the Patient Front and Center
Experts say having a diverse group of healthcare professionals, working with patients who feel empowered to manage their own condition, is the best way forward to tackle the problem of chronic pain.
I Want to Hold Your Hand (to Ease the Pain)
New research shows that the touch of a romantic partner reduces pain intensity and unpleasantness, and engages sensory and emotional brain regions, in female study volunteers.
Pain 101—Nerve Damage and Pain from Cancer Treatment: Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Better diagnosis, assessment and prevention are needed for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
When a Headache Treatment Actually Makes the Headache Worse
A new study in mice provides an explanation for the phenomenon of medication-overuse headache.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces pain from movement and fatigue.
A Wellcome Trust study documents a plethora of widespread issues, including career insecurity, bullying and harassment, sexism and mental health issues. Pain investigators said these problems apply to the pain research environment too.