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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Evidence grows that mindfulness reduces pain

Date: 10th July 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

This a very interesting study which showed that practising mindfulness can alleviate pain. It was carried out by a research…

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Can Magnesium supplements help in fibromyalgia?

Date: 15th June 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Short-Term Magnesium Therapy Alleviates Moderate Stress in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial – PMC (nih.gov) This is…

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Medicinal Cannabis – New Guidance for Chronic Pain

Date: 01st April 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  the bmj | BMJ 2021;374:n2040 | doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2040 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2040 Chronic pain is common and distressing and associated with considerable…

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Exciting research into pain nerve cells

Date: 23rd March 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Researchers map human sensory neurons, pursue chronic pain cure — ScienceDaily This is an interesting piece of research looking at…

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New treatments for chronic low back pain show promise

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

[Journal of Neurosurgery_ Spine] Treatment of nonsurgical refractory back pain with high-frequency spinal cord stimulation at 10 kHz_ 12-month results…

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Juvenile Fibromyalgia study shows changes in brain structure

Date: 23rd February 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Reference: Sunol M, Payne MF, Tong H, et al. Brain Structural Changes during Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Relationships with Pain, Fatigue and…

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The guilt chronic pain sufferers experience

Date: 02nd February 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

The Guilt of Living with Chronic Pain | Psychology Today United Kingdom   Here is a really helpful article describing…

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Exploring Acceptance

Date: 26th January 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  How to Accept With Your Mind, Body, and Behavior | Psychology Today This article provides some very helpful exercises…

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CRPS and impact on hormone function

Date: 12th January 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Hyperparathyroidism (practicalpainmanagement.com) This is very interesting article. it deals with what are the most…

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Update on Long covid

Date: 06th January 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Long COVID and Chronic Pain Syndromes (practicalpainmanagement.com) This a is really good and comprehensive article looking at where we are…

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