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Battle of the Sexes: Have Researchers Discovered Why Men and Women Experience Pain Differently?
For the first time, researchers have evidence identifying the key cells behind the pain imbalance between genders.
Physical therapy and exercise regimens have been found by many studies to be beneficial to patients with fibromyalgia. But what types of exercise are appropriate for patients who experience persistent, widespread pain, and who may be suffering sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, and many other interrelated symptoms?
It should be common knowledge that prescription opioids have addictive properties, yet alarming survey results reveal that many healthcare providers do not understand the extent to which this is the case.
With many Americans blaming overprescribing for the painkiller abuse epidemic, novel treatments excluding medication – such as the oxygen chamber – are few and far between. However, a new analysis may have uncovered one for patients with chronic lower back pain.
Pain management research goes far beyond identifying drug development and new uses for existing medication. One particularly interesting but neglected area of study involves prism adaptation, a non-invasive, non-medication procedure that sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel.
Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of a new class of drugs for preventing the intense pain and crippling effects of migraines.
A number of studies have shown that gabapentin, developed to treat epilepsy, is effective in treating postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuropathy. Now, a study has revealed that gabapentin may hold promise for treating fibromyalgia as well.

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