A toolkit has been launched to help fill a dearth of information for primary care clinicians on tackling chronic opioid use associated with non-cancer pain.
Hypnosis can reduce pain by up to 42% and may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers, according to UK researchers.
Patients at home who are approaching the end-of-life experience substantially better pain relief if they receive specialist palliative care from a nurse, according to researchers.
A multi-million pound “revolutionary” research project has been launched to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain at a university in Sheffield.
The oral medication gabapentin can increase sexual desire and satisfaction for women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva, according to US researchers.
Use of social media can reduce depression and other negative mental side effects that result from long-term pain in older adults, researchers in the US have suggested.
Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found.
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, according to a study in Denmark.
Nurse seeks young chronic pain patients for storytelling studyVideoSubscription
A nurse researcher is seeking children who suffer from chronic pain to take part in a new study looking at how storytelling might improve communication between young patients and clinicians.
Giving a drug called remifentanil during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural, a study by UK researchers has revealed.