chronic pain

A woman clutches at her back and grimaces in pain

A treatment that trains both the brain and the body has shown important effects on pain and disability, a new study has found.

Middle age woman sitting on bed clutches at back in apparent pain

Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.

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Sylvia Gustin’s research will facilitate spinal cord injury cure and improve therapies for chronic pain.

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The human brain is the most complicated computer in the world, but we tend to take it for granted.

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.