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PainAdelaide is possibly the best little pain meeting in the world. This year is no exception – we have Prof Frank Keefe, Prof Gian Domenico Iannetti, Prof Serge Marchand, A Prof Kevin Vowles, A Prof Greg Crawford and a gaggle of other top shelf speakers.…
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It is well known that both low back pain and depression are highly prevalent, costly, and disabling conditions. The prevalence of patients suffering with both is high. Clinicians often encounter these complex patients and face challenging decisions for…
Is there a link between low back pain and depression? Are people with symptoms of depression at higher risk of developing future low back pain?
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We know that pain is one of the most common and distressing symptoms for children with cancer. This pain results from many different aspects of cancer and its treatment, including things like chemotherapy, surgeries and repeated needle pokes with blood…
Pain Squad is a smartphone-based pain assessment app for children and teens with cancer.
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When reading this title some people who work in the pain field might think: why anaesthetize the forearm when the hand is in pain? Actually, this “first step approach” was not intended to interrupt pain chronicity but to increase knowledge in basic pain…
Inhibition of the primary sensorimotor cortex by topical anaesthesia of the forearm in patients with CRPS
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Osteoarthritis is a degenerative (aaagh – what a threatening word that is!) condition of joints which gets worse over time[1]. It is the leading reason for knee and hip replacement surgery – about 1.8 million Australians were diagnosed with OA in…
Might Vitamin D be an important modifier of the relationship between obesity and function in people with painful knee osteoarthritis?
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Often times, when we experience pain, we are not alone. We call upon friends, family, and romantic partners to help support us through the pain. Our research team was interested in whether this social context affects an individual’s pain experience. We…
Does experiencing empathy from your partner reduce pain?
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The role of expectation in diminishing pain (as we might see in the ‘placebo effect’) has been pretty thoroughly studied.  As a result of that research, we know that experiences of pain usually fall in line with expectations of pain, that expectations…
The role of learning in nocebo and placebo effects
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Globally, around 3.2-billion people are connected to the Internet. Online technologies are now ever-present in daily life, and they are influencing healthcare in new and exciting ways. The World Health Organisation has defined this phenomenon as “eHealth”…
Predicting new cases of back pain with mass social media data. The largest ever study on low back pain with almost 750,000 people
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Anaesthetizing forearm decreases sensorimotor impairment and cortical excitability in CRPS http://www.bodyinmind.org/pain-physiology-crps/
Inhibition of the primary sensorimotor cortex by topical anaesthesia of the forearm in patients with CRPS
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We often hear that pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience which is highly personal and subjective. However, pain also happens in a social context and we are beginning to understand more about how we communicate pain to others. As well as…
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My family has a tradition that every year at Thanksgiving we all go around the table sharing what we are thankful for. My dad was grateful for his current passion for the guitar, my brother for the new Fallout 4 video game and mom for her upcoming…
Do gratitude activities increase mental wellbeing?
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Over recent decades, a reasonable amount of data has been generated which suggests that greater acceptance of chronic pain is associated with fewer pain-related difficulties, such as distress and disability, and better overall quality of life (for…
The idea that one might want to be more “accepting” of chronic pain runs contrary to common sense and may be confusing. What does the research show?
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Research into the brain and mind in pain disorders
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Lorimer Moseley and collaborators explore how the body, brain and mind interact in complex pain disorders