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Study Finds Hot And Cold Senses Interact
2013-04-09 10:20:59

University of North Carolina Health Care A study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine offers new insights into how the nervous system processes hot and cold temperatures. The research led by neuroscientist Mark J. Zylka, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and physiology, found an interaction between the neural circuits that detect hot and cold stimuli: cold perception is enhanced when nerve circuitry for heat is inactivated. "This discovery has implications for...

2013-04-05 11:48:16

Study Highlights: -Chronic or persistent pain is a common complication of clot-caused strokes. -Pain may occur even when a stroke is of mild or moderate severity, and may not begin until months later. -Stroke patients who develop chronic pain are more likely to have physical and cognitive decline. Chronic or persistent pain is a common – and likely under-recognized – complication of ischemic strokes (caused by a blocked blood vessel) according to new research in the...

2013-03-31 23:03:38

New Study to Examine Impact of Medtronic Neurostimulation Therapy on Predominant Low Back Pain Stockbridge, Georgia (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 Pain Care, LLC is now enrolling patients to participate in PROMISE, a Prospective, Randomized Study of Multicolumn Implantable Lead Stimulation for Predominant Low Back Pain. PROMISE is the first-ever, large-scale study comparing the effectiveness of Medtronic neurostimulation therapy plus optimal medical management (OMM) to the administration of OMM...

2013-03-31 23:02:31

Supported by its own specifically conducted research with 2909 patients from 10 patient groups, the International Adhesions Society (IAS) today submitted recommendations in response to FDA proposals to limit the the way opioids are approved. The data, representing over 25 million Americans with chronic pelvic, abdominal or spinal pain due in part to adhesions, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and hysterectomy complications, demonstrate the significant number of...

2013-03-26 12:28:50

Availability of Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator Provides Patients with a New Treatment Option to Treat Chronic Pain DALLAS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spine Team Texas, a comprehensive spine center with facilities serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, became the first facility in the region to implant a next generation spinal cord stimulator called Precision Spectra(TM) designed to provide pain relief to a wide range of chronic pain patients. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)...

2013-03-26 08:29:49

FREDERICK, Md., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the maker of consumer medical devices, is pleased to announce that its ActiPatch® Pain Relief Therapy product was featured on the Doctor, What's Wrong with Me? show hosted by Spain's leading telecaster, Dr. Bartolome Beltran. Dr. Beltran had purchased ActiPatch® at a pharmacy for his personal use and described his experience and satisfaction with the pain relief he received as well as the cost...

2013-03-18 20:22:32

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The numbers are staggering. More than 632 million people worldwide suffer from low back pain, and it is a leading cause of disability. According to the Institute of Medicine, one-third of all Americans suffer from chronic pain, which exceeds the number of people who are affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. In the U.S., approximately 100 million adults are affected by chronic pain, and the economic costs of...

2013-03-18 16:05:23

The more than 100 million Americans living with chronic pain and daily suffering often have limited outlets to talk about their conditions with others who can understand and offer comfort. Online chatrooms may provide a beneficial forum where chronic pain sufferers can openly and safely communicate, as discussed in an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free online on the...

2013-03-12 23:02:35

Six-week program, “Healing Female Pain” reaches out to women with vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain, teaching intuitive Mind Body Healing techniques that lead to lasting relief. Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 According to Web MD, up to six million women suffer with vulvodynia, a chronic pelvic pain syndrome only recently recognized by mainstream medicine. Many of those women suffer in silence, finding it difficult to discuss the condition with their health care providers....

2013-02-27 23:02:41

CuraLase Therapy is an unconventional, yet effective treatment for back pain sufferers; now available in multiple locations. Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Statistics show 8 out of every 10 adults will suffer with back pain at some time in their life. This includes sciatica and lumbar pain. The treatment options vary. They range from simple changes in daily activity to non-invasive treatments and sometimes advance to surgery, none of which have guarantees of success. The...