Digging Deeper

We will be posting regular review articles, blogs, videos and introducing/interviewing new experts to help you develop further understanding of your chronic pain issues - so please check back.

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How useful are anti-depressant tablets in managing chronic pain?

Date: 05th June 2024 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

About one in five people globally live with chronic pain, and it is a common reason for seeing a doctor, accounting…

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A recent study on Transcranial neurostimulation for fibromyalgia and a review of the potential benefits

Date: 03rd May 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Neuromodulation May Help Treat Women With Fibromyalgia Active transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can help relieve pain in women suffering…

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Antidepressants in Chronic Pain – Any good?

Date: 08th February 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of antidepressants for pain in adults: overview of systematic reviews | The BMJ Despite it…

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Date: 01st February 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Does pain keep you awake at night? A new survey found that a surprising number of Americans are unable to…

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How effective is spinal cord stimulation treatment long term?

Date: 11th January 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Despite their increasing use for chronic pain, spinal cord stimulators have not proven to be more effective than conventional medical…

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Research suggests an immunological basis for Fibromyalgia

Date: 04th January 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

JCI – Passive transfer of fibromyalgia symptoms from patients to mice   This was recent paper presented at the Faculty…

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Spinal cord injury and chronic pain

Date: 16th February 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Psychological morbidity following spinal cord injury and among those without spinal cord injury: the impact of chronic centralized and neuropathic…

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Multiple sclerosis and the benefits of a mindfulness based program

Date: 10th November 2021 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Mindfulness Helps MS Patients Cope With Symptoms, Study Suggests (multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com) This article reports on the benefits of a mindfulness based…

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New York Times comments on how psychological programs can be of help in chronic pain

Date: 10th November 2021 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  How Psychologists Can Help Treat Chronic Pain – The New York Times (nytimes.com) This is great article supporting the…

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, what is it? Does it work in fibromyalgia?

Date: 13th October 2021 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

JCM | Free Full-Text | Efficacy of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized…

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