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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A recent review shows that medicinal cannabis has not benefit in chronic pain

Date: 03rd April 2024 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

A recent study from Bath University, United Kingdom looking at the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis was published in the Journal…

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Factors in the generation and maintenance of chronic pain

Date: 05th July 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  JCM | Free Full-Text | The Biology of Chronic Pain and Its Implications for Pain Neuroscience Education: State of…

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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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Chronic pain linked to early onset dementia

Date: 22nd February 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2215192120 Chronic pain, such as arthritis, cancer or back pain, lasting for over three months, raises the risk of cognitive…

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“Painsomnia”

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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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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