Pain

For Lower Back Pain, Exercise
Pain

For Lower Back Pain, Exercise

First, the bad news. An academic review of 23 seemingly authoritative studies of back pain relief found that most of them, which involved education or orthotics, did almost nothing to reduce the likelihood of another bout of pain. But as Gretchen Reynolds reports in the New York Times, exercise did […]

Men and Women Feel Pain Differently
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Men and Women Feel Pain Differently

He hurts; she hurts, but she hurts differently–and probably more often. That’s the opinion of researchers at McGill University, who took a close look at the longstanding theory that pain is transmitted from the site of injury or inflammation through the nervous system using an immune system cell called microglia. […]

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Study: Marijuana Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain

Don’t bogart that joint. Pass it over to someone who lives with chronic neuropathic pain. That’s the advice from researchers at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University, who conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate the analgesic effect of inhaled cannabis in 21 people with chronic neuropathic pain. […]