National Institutes of Health: Chronic Pain Info

Pain Information from our government’s central depository for medical information and research,
National Institutes of Health (NIH): http://www.nih.gov/

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page:
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/chronic_pain.htm

NINDS Pain: Hope Through Research
Chronic pain information page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

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Pain Related NINDS Publications and Information

Low Back Pain Fact Sheet:
Back Pain information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Last updated August 3, 2015

NINDS Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page
Peripheral Neuropathy information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Last updated April 17, 2015

NINDS Trigeminal Neuralgia Information Page
Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic doloreaux) information compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Last updated July 27, 2015

NINDS Central Pain Syndrome Information Page
Central Pain Syndrome information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Last updated January 13, 2011

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also called Causalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome) information page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Last updated September 4, 2015

NINDS Shingles Information Page
Shingles: Hope Through Research
Shingles information page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Last updated April 1, 2015

The following publications are over 10 years old. Considering the crisis of chronic pain, it’s seems grossly negligent that there has been no further research in the area.

Amid Ongoing Controversy, Researchers Find Opiates Relieve Chronic Pain From Nervous System Damage
May 2003 news summary on recent findings that opioid drugs can be effective in treating chronic pain.

Study Links Chronic Pain to Signals in the Brain
January 2003 news summary on proteins that play a role in chronic pain.

Neurobiology of Craniofacial/Deep Tissue Persistent Pain
Summary of symposium on Neurobiology of Craniofacial/Deep Tissue Persistent Pain held March 13-14, 2002.               

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS): State-of-the-Science
A workshop on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS): State-of-the-Science, December 15, 2001.                    

 


Additional Chronic Pain resources from MedlinePlus

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Latest News

Diagnosis/Symptoms

  • Pain Assessment (Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care)
  • Pain Drawing (American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) – PDF

Treatments and Therapies

Living With

Related Issues

Genetics Genetics Home Reference: Congenital insensitivity to pain (National Library of Medicine)

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NIH Patient Recruitment for Chronic Pain Clinical Trials

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