Pain around the vagina, penis, anus, & buttock are often experienced by patients but seldom reported. Patients should know that
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services convened a panel of national experts in pain management which crafted a
The medical specialty of Pain treats chronic pain using interventions & interdisciplinary care.
Small sensory nerves throughout the body gather information & interact with the body directly. This nerve-body interface underlies many diseases.
Patients with pain often feel that pain causes more pain. Pain is persistent and many treatments that seem at first
Pain signals converge in the core of the brainstem where they deeply influence behavior. For checks & balances, the brainstem
Pain signal is sent from tissue to the brain. Once in the brain, the signal causes pain. At each stage
Unlike acute pain, most chronic pain conditions are characterized by “central sensitization.” This is a process where the pain is
CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) affects hands or feet after injuries or surgeries. The burning pain of CRPS is much
Chronic pain is a complex disease. To treat chronic pain most effectively, a team of specialists from several disciplines must