Gut bacteria associated with chronic pain for first time

“We found that fibromyalgia and the symptoms of fibromyalgia—pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties—contribute more than any of the other factors to the variations we see in the microbiomes of those […]

Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

“According to research by University of Pennsylvania neuroscientists, the brain has a way to suppress chronic pain when an animal is hungry, allowing it to go look for food while […]

Does an exploding brain network cause chronic pain?

“As opposed to the normal process of gradually linking up different centers in the brain after a stimulus, chronic pain patients have conditions that predispose them to linking up in […]

Why painkillers sometimes make the pain worse

“At high doses, opioid painkillers actually seem to amplify pain by changing signaling in the central nervous system, making the body generally more sensitive to painful stimuli.”