Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.
Sylvia Gustin’s research will facilitate spinal cord injury cure and improve therapies for chronic pain.
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Chemical ‘messengers’ called neurotransmitters help regulate our emotions – but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain.
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.
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.