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Our article “Stress is not pain” was a critique on a study by Elwood & Adams who exposed crabs to electric shocks and concluded that their study ‘. . .fulfils the criteria expected of a pain experience’.
In the central nervous system, signals are sent through brain pathways using neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of our brain. The strength and duration of these messages are governed by the concentration of neurotransmitters in the synapses between
In Australia and elsewhere, older people living in the community use complementary medicines (CM) to manage the symptoms of chronic illnesses, especially pain, and to supplement ‘conventional’ medical treatments for the same conditions. The bulk of CM
Runners, bicyclists, and many other active individuals who experience pain along the lateral side of their knee joint are often diagnosed as having iliotibial band syndrome or iliotibial band friction syndrome. This problem is attributed to a
Glucosamine reduces the need for pain medications in osteoarthritis, but the correct formulation is essential
For osteoarthritis, drugs that can delay disease progression have the potential to reduce the need for additional pain medications. But be careful which drug you chose: this effect is only shown with the prescription patented crystalline glucosamine
A lobectomy is the standard operation for removal of a lung cancer. Traditionally, it is performed through a large incision (approximately 15 cm or 6 inches) at the side of the chest. This incision, termed a thoracotomy,
Neuropathic pain (NP) is caused by the damage of the nervous system and one of the most common types of intractable pain. It is often severe, persistent, and refractory to available therapies. Although various analgesic has been
The presence of severe acidosis has been demonstrated to be associated to several pathological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, brain trauma, spinal cord injury and epilepsy as well as in inflammatory pain, to cite the most relevant.
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 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
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
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