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New Translational Research Reveals a Useful Model for Studying Chronic Stress-Induced Hypersensitivity to Pain

National Harbor, MD — Results from a new study offers insight into the brain’s circuitry involved in stress-induced hyperalgesia (SIH), which may help lead to a better understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain states in patients suffering with conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. This study was presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 27th Annual Meeting.

Edward Bilsky, PhD, a Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England (UNE), presented results from a study today that examined the role of the rostral ventromedial medulla in a rat model* of stress-induced hypersensitivy to pain. The study was co-authored by fellow UNE colleagues, Ian D. Meng, PhD, and second year medical student Jacques Reynolds.

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Novel Spinal Neuromodulation Device Delivers Significant Pain Relief to Low Back Pain Patients

Results from an ongoing prospective study report that a novel spinal neuromodulation device changes the paradigm for patients suffering with low back pain

 

who have not found relief through conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS). The single-centered results from this ongoing, multi-centered study were presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 27th Annual Meeting.

The results of the study were presented by Adnan Al-Kaisy MB ChB FRCA, Clinical Lead of the Pain Management & Neuromodulation Centre, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK. Dr. Al-Kaisy and his colleagues conducted the study in the United Kingdom with 30 patients (with and without previous spine surgery) who had an average back pain Visual Analog Score (VAS) of 8 (out of 10) and an average leg pain VAS score of 6 (out of ten).

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