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New Research Into How The Brain Processes Pain

By |2016-11-03T08:26:08-07:00May 8th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

The brain is a miraculous organ. It governs everything our body feels and experiences, regulates body functions both automatic and voluntary, and does so with marvelous efficiency. Every day, research is gaining new understandings about how the brain works the way it does and why it functions in certain ways. [...]

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Benefits Of Exercise

By |2017-12-09T15:17:59-07:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

When you're living with the effects of chronic pain it can be difficult if not impossible to see how physical activity can keep you healthy. Pain affects your ability to move naturally and can cause depression and anxiety that stops you in your tracks when you do decide to try [...]

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Raising Pain Awareness

By |2016-11-03T08:31:04-07:00September 26th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For Pain Awareness Month in September, we took a good look at the ways ordinary people live their daily lives, even with pain. Education, awareness, and conversations with healthcare professionals can help guide those daily decisions and choices for the better. With even more education and public awareness, pain sufferers can [...]

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Chronic Pain Sensitivity May Be Influenced By Lifestyle

By |2017-06-26T17:01:37-07:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , |

When people talk about a high or low pain tolerance, it is mostly discussed as a static characteristic, but researchers have found that levels of pain sensitivity can be influenced by changes in a person’s lifestyle or environment that causes genes to switch on or off. This process is called [...]

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How Can Physical Therapy Help With My Pain?

By |2016-11-03T08:34:34-07:00May 26th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

Physical therapy is a practice that uses active and passive techniques to treat, heal, and prevent injuries or disabilities. Trained, licensed physical therapists are experts in relieving pain, improving mobility, and restoring function to different areas of the body. As such, many chronic pain patients may attend physical therapy sessions in [...]

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What Controls Pain Sensitivity?

By |2016-11-22T17:15:02-07:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We all know that the perceived experience of pain varies widely from individual to individual. Researchers are just now beginning to understand why that is by studying both genetic and environmental variables. Pain sensitivity, the point at which stimulus is regarded as painful or not, was studied among 25 pairs [...]

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