Recent Highlights

The Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain: How Common Is It? What Are the Risk Factors?
A US study finds that more than a third of acute low back pain patients go on to have chronic low back pain. Treatments not in agreement with guidelines increase the likelihood of the transition.

New Clinical Trial Shows No Benefit of High-Intensity Strength Training for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain – But Don’t Give Up on Exercise!
Researchers try to make sense of a negative result.

How Food Triggers the Pain of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
An immune reaction in the colon makes sensory nerves more sensitive.

Why Do Clinical Trials of Pain Drugs Fail or Succeed? An Interview with Robert Dworkin.
Pain clinical trials expert Robert Dworkin discusses how researchers can improve the design of clinical trials of new pain drugs.