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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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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Studies cast doubt on benefit of spinal cord stumlation treatment

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

Two recent studies cast doubt on the benefit of Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy in chronic pain Spinal cord stimulation works…

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Study shows increased risk of chronic pain with NSAIDS use

Date: 07th September 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  Chronic pain can develop from an acute pain state. The mechanisms mediating the transition from acute to chronic pain…

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Can a Mindfulness program help reduce opioids in long term misuse?

Date: 31st August 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement vs Supportive Group Therapy for Co-occurring Opioid Misuse and Chronic Pain in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical…

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Chronic pain a story of woe!

Date: 24th August 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Medicine has failed chronic pain patients. Here’s what they need | Psyche Ideas This article provides a potted history of…

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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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