Recent Highlights

ANNOUNCEMENT: Help Spread the Word About #PainAwarenessMonth
Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? During the month of September (and beyond), help RELIEF and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) raise public awareness of pain. See here for tools being provided by IASP to help spread the word.

Neurons Go Haywire During Pain From Nerve Injury
A new study uses nerve cells from patients with spinal tumors to identify changes in the nervous system underlying neuropathic pain.

I Feel Your Pain: Emotional “Mirror Neurons” in the Brain Respond to Pain in the Self and in Others
A new animal study shows that nerve cells in a part of the brain called the anterior cingulate cortex become active when a rat undergoes pain or watches another rat experience pain.

Physiotherapy for Pain and All That Jazz: A Chat with Romy Parker
Pain management expert Romy Parker discusses the importance of interdisciplinary teams to help manage chronic pain, the crucial role of physiotherapists on those teams, and her hopes for the future of pain management.

How Sleep Affects Pain
A recent brain imaging study shows that sleep deprivation increases pain sensitivity.