chronic pain

Woman sitting on bed pressing her head in pain

Chemical ‘messengers’ called neurotransmitters help regulate our emotions – but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain.

A man in exercise clothes holds his lower back

A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients – despite decades of studies on the topic.

Few last pills rolling out of a bottle

Opioid dependence – and other problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain –  is associated with patient risk factors, rather than simply higher opioid doses, says a new report.