- Researchers are finding that hypnosis may actually work when used in a medical environment.
- A woman born with an insensitivity to pain developed continuous buzzing sensations in her legs following childbirth: medical case history.
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- If you listen to music before, during, and after surgery, researchers say, you may reduce your pain, anxiety, and the need for painkillers.
- More patients are supplementing their primary care with treatments, like acupuncture and chiropractic care.
- Researchers at Duke University were able to show that injecting stem cells from bone marrow may be an effective way to relieve neuropathic pain.
- Yoga has the power to relieve pain and help us focus on improving our lives.
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- Sensory illusions are why mint and peppers can make your mouth feel like the temperature has changed, despite no actual change occurring.
- The mind-body connection may be the key to helping chronic pain.
- Prescription painkiller overdoses have reached epidemic levels, which makes understanding how people get extra pills all the more important.
- Understanding the biological pathways that cause men and women to experience pain differently could lead to personalized pain treatments.
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Psychological factors such as social support, hypnotic suggestion, excitement, or distraction can significantly modulate pain's intensity or unpleasantness.