chronic pain syndromes

chronic pain syndromes

Conditions which feature long-term pain that cannot readily be attributed to any known pathological cause. Also known as pain dysfunction syndromes they include such conditions as repetitive strain injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and post-traumatic pain.
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TRPA1 antagonists are part of the Transient Receptor Potential family of ion channels, currently being studied for the potential treatment of chronic pain syndromes.
This is a very primitive form of VR that has been shown to be quite effective for unilateral motor and sensory illnesses, and lots of chronic pain syndromes."
Cancer is associated with several well-defined acute as well as chronic pain syndromes. Cancer is a complex and potentially fatal disease that is primarily caused through environmental factors resulting into gene mutations affecting critical cell-regulatory proteins.
"In many of patients who are addicted to opioids are being treated for chronic pain syndromes and the cause of physical pain is the most common symptom of opioid dependency," Boyett said, "and it looks and feels like a chronic pain syndrome when it's actually a chronic brain condition and the pain is a symptom of the opioid dependency itself."
Contract awarded for Successive supply of constant concentration, core stimulators, electrodes and other equipment necessary for the treatment of chronic pain syndromes
However, there are still many questions that must be addressed regarding the mechanisms of opioid-induced analgesia, especially in patients with chronic pain syndromes, which have started to be exposed in the last 20 years.
In recent years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI) have been suggested as tools to diagnose and objectivate chronic pain, as characteristic abnormalities have been detected in several chronic pain syndromes [138-141].
-- Innovation in the design of spinal cord stimulators for control of chronic pain syndromes includes wireless devices to eliminate surgical implantation of the battery and devices with high-frequency conduction to reduce paresthesias, according to an update at the Pain Care for Primary Care.
The role of sex hormones in pain mechanisms and their various effects on pain receptors need to be understood to reveal the processes resulting in chronic pain syndromes. The relationship between FS and hormonal imbalance in middle age demonstrates the importance of sex hormones in the development of FS.
Jude Medical's DRG neurostimulation system represents an exciting new option for me to deploy in the fight against the focal and intractable chronic pain syndromes facing my patients every day," said Timothy Deer, M.D., an interventional pain physician, president and CEO of the Center for Pain Relief in Charleston, West Virginia.
These successes give me hope for HCG's use in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes.
Classification of Chronic Pain: Descriptions of Chronic Pain Syndromes and Definitions of Pain Terms.

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