Tag Archives: pain

Rare and uncommon cancers

A rare cancer is one that occurs less than 6 times in 100,000 people and an uncommon cancer is found between 6 and 12 times in each 100,000 people. The problem with being rare is that there

Radiation therapy for nerve pain when cancer spreads to bones

One of the hallmarks of cancer is its ability to spread from the primary site of origin to other places in the body.  Such secondary sites are called “metastases”.  One of the commonest sites for cancer secondaries

A novel platform to measure orthodontic actions

Orthodontics is the medical specialty, where there exists the strongest link between biomechanics and treatment outcome: the application of mechanical tools and instruments to achieve tooth movement and thus correct malocclusions. However, for many clinicians this link

The role of the thalamic submedius nucleus histamine in modulation of formalin-induced orofacial pain

Pain is one of the most common and disturbing of human experiences. While it has many causes, the appreciation of painful sensation depends on the stimulation of pain receptors (nociceptors) and the conduction of the nerve impulses

A disease of younger women

Cramp or pain during menstruation is very common, but telling a young woman that this is ‘normal’ without full assessment can be wrong as this can lead to many years of unnecessary suffering. There are many conditions

How can I create more mobility in my stiff shoulder?

A stiff shoulder, or the so-called “frozen shoulder”, is a disorder characterized by progressive pain and loss of mobility of the shoulder. The annual incidences are 3 to 5% in the general population and even up to

Awful knee pain, rounding up the unusual suspects

If you have had persisting severe knee pain following an arthroscopy you might wonder why. When this happens many people will have a repeated MRI following the surgery despite the fact that one was done before the

Does neuropathic pain restrict the cortical plasticity after spinal cord injury?

Many studies in animals and humans have shown that the brain reacts with some reorganization (called neuro-adaptive processes) to the amputation of limbs and following a spinal cord injury that leaves the patients with severe motor and

The influence of attachment on pain and depression in two different pain groups

Attachment style which can be categorized into secure and insecure can be associated with the development and perception of pain. A secure attachment style is related to people that are able to build a support system by