A National Campaign Calls for Investment in Pain Research and Access to Pain Therapies- Pain News
08 Sep 2016 02:35 -

By Ed Coghlan The nation’s largest pain patient advocacy group has launched a campaign called “People With Pain Matter”. The U.S. Pain Foundation wants to  raise public awareness of the impact  [ ... ]

Children and Pain: Acupuncture Provides Pain Relief for Kids with Chronic Conditions- Pain News
08 Sep 2016 02:35 -

By Staff Acupuncture appears to be an effective pain management tool for children who have chronic medical conditions, according to a study published by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Th [ ... ]

FDA Approves Biologic Drug to Treat Several Forms of Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Ps...
08 Sep 2016 02:35 -

By Staff People who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Psoriasis just got some good news:  A new drug called Erelzi just received FDA approval to [ ... ]

How Our Stuff Might Be Making Us Sicker- Pain News
08 Sep 2016 02:35 -

Donna Gregory Burch Lately I’ve been wondering if our material possessions could play a role in our fibromyalgia symptoms. My ruminating started a few months ago when the KonMari craze was at its pe [ ... ]

My Passion for Distraction- Pain News
08 Sep 2016 02:35 -

By Cynthia Toussaint I’ve been using distraction as my #1 painkiller for 34 years without knowing it. Now that I’ve come to  understand the power of intuitive healing, I want to shout it to the w [ ... ]

A Mother/Daughter/Advocate On Why She Fights for Chronic Pain Patients- Pain News
31 Aug 2016 07:24 -

By Ed Coghlan Terri Lewis, PhD is another chronic pain advocate that is working to make a difference for people like her son, who suffers from chronic pain. The National Pain Report asked her for a fe [ ... ]

DEA Moves on Kratom Classification- Pain News
31 Aug 2016 07:24 -

by Ed Coghlan The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing to try and squeeze what it believes are addictive drugs and properties.  Today it announced its intention to place the active mat [ ... ]

New Direction for Painkiller Research: Target Opioid Receptors Outside of the Brain to Reduce Side E...
31 Aug 2016 07:24 -

By Staff There may be a new direction in the development of opioid medication after researchers discover a different target for opioid receptors in the brain.  Most opioid pain medications target wha [ ... ]

Opiate Tolerance – FACT OR FICTION- Pain News
31 Aug 2016 07:24 -

By Steve Ariens, Ph.D. We often hear about chronic pain patients need to increase their dosage because of tolerance to their medication(s). Many of the people that put out all these “facts” tend t [ ... ]

Relief for Stroke Survivors with Shoulder Pain- Pain News
31 Aug 2016 07:24 -

By Ed Coghlan Up to 85% of stroke survivors suffer from chronic shoulder pain and that pain often stops them from continuing their efforts to rehabilitate after their stroke. When a stroke survivor ca [ ... ]

A Loved One’s Advocacy to Fight Chronic Pain- Pain News
23 Aug 2016 01:58 -

By Ed Coghlan Since we founded the National Pain Report, we’ve met a number of people whose loved ones suffer from chronic pain and advocate for them and the millions of others. One of them is retir [ ... ]

Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo-Big Dreams Come to Life- Pain News
23 Aug 2016 01:58 -

By Gracie Bagosy-Young Editor’s Note- Saturday August 13, the Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo was held near Chicago. It started three years ago as an idea by chronic pain activist Gracie Bagos [ ... ]

Researchers Create “Unprecedented, Weird and Cool” Opioid Painkiller from Scratch- Pain News
23 Aug 2016 01:58 -

By Staff Researchers from U.C. San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg have cooked up a new opioid drug candidate [ ... ]

3rd Annual US Pain Summit- Pain News
19 Aug 2016 07:23 -

By Katie M. Golden Making your way in the world today Takes everything you’ve got; Taking a break from all your worries Sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to  [ ... ]

Research Finds Link Between Dry Eyes and Chronic Pain- Pain News
19 Aug 2016 07:23 -

By Tara Heath Dry eye is a medical condition suffered by those whose eyes either don’t produce sufficient tears or they are of poor quality. Without sufficient lubrication for these eyes, they are a [ ... ]

Scientists Target Brain Cells to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain- Pain News
19 Aug 2016 07:23 -

By Staff More than one million Americans have neuropathic pain. Wouldn’t it be a good thing if that pain could be reduced or even eliminated? Scientists at Rutgers University think that targeting br [ ... ]

Why Are You Stiff in the Morning? New Discovery May Help Improve Treatment of Painful Inflammatory D...
19 Aug 2016 07:23 -

By Staff A protein created by the body’s “biological clock” (circadian) that actively represses inflammatory pathways during the night is responsible for that stiffness many feel in the morning, [ ... ]

DEA Doesn’t Budget on Marijuana Classification but Relents (A little) on Research- Pain News
14 Aug 2016 07:46 -

By Ed Coghlan If the medical benefits of marijuana are going to be approved by the federal government, it won’t happen while Barack Obama is President. The Drug Enforcement Administration declared m [ ... ]

Last Day to Sign the National Pain Strategy Petition- Pain News
14 Aug 2016 07:46 -

By Ed Coghlan Friday August 12 is the deadline to sign a petition that urges the White House to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to fund the National Pain Strategy. (To Sign The Peti [ ... ]

Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo Attracts Hundreds- Pain News
14 Aug 2016 07:46 -

By Ed Coghlan 600 people have registered for the 3rd Annual Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo in Northbrook, Illinois this Saturday (August 12th). The registration is double last year’s event. I [ ... ]

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