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Category: Pain

Opioid painkillers prescription bottle

December 15, 2017

Prescribed Opioid Painkillers? Ask These Questions

Ask your doctor these questions so you can minimize pain and your risk of addiction.

Addiction, Pain

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Mark Zylka

May 21, 2014

UNC researchers find new target for chronic pain treatment

Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.

Pain, Research, Treatment

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Miranda van Tilburg

March 14, 2014

Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and c...

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Chronic Illness, Disability, Pain, Research

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Samuel McLean

January 17, 2014

Chronic neck pain common among car crash victims, but most don̵...

A UNC-led study finds chronic pain to be common among people involved in car accidents. However, most people in the study who reported persistent neck pain were not engaged in litigation six weeks after their accident.

Pain, Research, Trauma

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A digital version of the high resolution crystal structure of the delta opioid receptor with the sodium ion at the center in blue.

January 12, 2014

Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for b...

New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.

Pain, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 2, 2013

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological b...

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

Chronic Illness, Neurology, Pain, Stress, Wellness

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Neural circuit that senses heat and itch is labeled red.   Neural circuits that process other sensory stimuli are labeled in blue and green.  Image is from the spinal cord. Source: Zylka lab

April 8, 2013

UNC study finds that hot and cold senses interact

This discovery has implications for how people perceive hot and cold temperatures and for why people with certain forms of chronic pain experience heightened responses to cold temperatures.

Pain, Research, Studies

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PAP (red) is found in neurons that sense pain-producing stimuli. Credit: Zylka lab

April 23, 2012

Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a tr...

UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Pain, Research, Treatment

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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