Pain
Pain is an unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting alcohol on a cut, and bumping the "funny bone". The International Associati...
Pain - Wikipedia
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
28 Ways To Keep Migraines From Ruining Your Life
Everyone has a different ritual for getting through their migraines. For some people it's about prescription meds or over-the-counter pain relief, and for others it's holistic treatments like essentia...
Future Treatments For Spine And Spinal Cord Injuries
Future Treatments For Spine And Spinal Cord Injuries
How Anesthesia Works
You can’t move, form memories, or (hopefully) feel pain, but how? The science of anesthesia:
Back pain treatment in Maharashtra!
Back pain treatment in Maharashtra!
Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows it happens quickly.
Here's what to do if you're stung by a jellyfish
Don't pee on it!!! Relying on urban myths is the last thing you'd want to do when dealing with an extremely painful jellyfish sting. Most of the information out there on how to...
How To Get A Deep Piriformis Stretch To Get Rid of Sciatica, Hip & Lower Back Pain
Many people suffer from lower back pain that spreads downward to the limbs and feet. This can often be alleviated by doing a deep piriformis stretch – a stretch that releases tight piriformis muscles,...
Heroin Cut With Elephant Tranquilizer May Have Caused 60 Overdoses Across Two States In Just 48 Hours
Drug dealers, in an attempt to stretch their supply and deliver a stronger, longer high, are cutting their heroin with carfentanil. And in a 48-hour window this week, two counties near the Ohio-Indian...
Fentanyl’s Death Toll Is Rising
The ability of fentanyl, an opioid, to freeze chest muscles within minutes may be to blame for some overdoses, a new autopsy study shows.
The Connoisseur Of Pain
Stung by dozens of different insects for his research, the entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert in physical agony...
Why Your Hangovers Keep Getting Worse With Age
You’re definitely not 21 anymore.
These Are The Most Drugged Out Cities In America
America is being hit by a wave of drug deaths like never before. From Heroin to pain meds, overdoses are taking a tremendous toll on communities across the country. Using public data, we’ve mapped dru...
Funniest reaction to hospital drugs for a broken arm
My brother broke his arm in a hockey tournament & they had to re-break his arm to put it back in place. So they gave him a general anesthetic & he had the greatest reaction to it.
A neural implant stays in the long term on the spinal cord to restore walking
EPFL researcher's neural implant can make paralyzed rats walk again. Soft and stretchable, it is the first of its kind that can be implanted directly on the spinal chord.
History of pain theory
As long as humans have experienced pain, they have given explanations for its existence and sought soothing agents to dull or cease the painful sensation. Archaeologists have uncovered clay tablets d...
History of pain theory - Wikipedia
Pain (philosophy)
Philosophy of pain may be about suffering in general or more specifically about physical pain. The experience of pain is, due to its seeming universality, a very good portal through which to view vari...
Free nerve ending
A free nerve ending (FNE) is an unspecialized, afferent nerve ending, meaning it brings information from the body's periphery toward the brain. They function as cutaneous receptors and are essentially...
Nociception
Nociception (also nocioception or nociperception) is the encoding and processing of harmful stimuli in the nervous system, and, therefore, the ability of a body to sense potential harm. It is the affe...
Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain (or stomach ache) is a common symptom associated with both temporary non serious disorders and more serious conditions. Common causes include: gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndro...
Visceral pain
Visceral pain is pain that results from the activation of nociceptors of the thoracic, pelvic, or abdominal viscera (organs). Visceral structures are highly sensitive to distension (stretch), ischemia...
Neuropathic pain
Neuropathic pain is a localized sensation of unpleasant discomfort caused by damage or disease that affects the somatosensory system. The IASP's widely used definition of pain states: "Pain is an unpl...
Paresthesia
Paresthesia (/ˌpærɨsˈθiːziə/ or /ˌpærɨsˈθiːʒə/), is a sensation of tingling, tickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. The manifestation of a parest...
Phantom pain
Phantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual experiences relating to a limb or an organ that is not physically part of the body. Limb loss is a result of either removal by a...
Psychogenic pain
Psychogenic pain, also called psychalgia, is physical pain that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental, emotional, or behavioral factors. Headache, back pain, or stomach pain are some of the mo...
Pain disorder
Pain disorder is chronic pain experienced by a patient in one or more areas, and is thought to be caused by psychological stress. The pain is often so severe that it disables the patient from proper f...
Pain threshold
The threshold of pain or pain threshold is the point along a curve of increasing perception of a stimulus at which pain begins to be felt. It is an entirely subjective phenomenon. A distinction must b...
Pain scale
A pain scale measures a patient's pain intensity or other features. Pain scales are based on self-report, observational (behavioral), or physiological data. Self-report is considered primary and shoul...