Nerve Pain

It’s important to understand the difference between chronic and acute pain. Acute pain is what you experience when you first get injured. It is caused by tissue damage and the swelling and inflammation that come along with it. Once the injury starts to heal, the inflammation subsides and the acute pain starts to resolve. This type of discomfort serves to protect you from further damage. For example, if you sprain an ankle, it becomes acutely...
post-mastectomy pain syndrome
By Dr. Peter Abaci Pain after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer can linger and even become a chronic problem. When it does, this is known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS). Pain after breast cancer surgery can hinder resuming daily activities, increase body image distress, and interfere with intimacy. What are the symptoms of PMPS?
Background: Chronic cluster headache is a severely disabling neurological disorder. Evidence from open-label case series suggest that occipital nerve stimulation may be effective for the treatment of chronic cluster headache. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a microstimulator for chronic cluster headache. Study Design: Prospective, observational feasibility study plus medical record review.
Railing with heart-shaped detail
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have used stem cell technology to transform human fibroblasts - which form scar tissue after a heart attack - into beating heart cells.
Stem Cells
UCSF scientists have discovered that a gene long associated with the health of stem cells plays a critical role in promoting the regeneration of those cells and guiding them into becoming specialized tissues throughout the body.
Nurses supporting woman's head
Gilda's Club teams up with hospitals to provide support sooner and more easily. There was a time when groups like Gilda's Club, which was founded in 1995 in memory of comedian Gilda Radner to provide support for cancer patients, stayed away from hospitals. Patients went to hospitals for treatments that made them feel terrible, and they didn't want to go back unless they absolutely had to. Now, trends are converging to make partnerships between...
Women who were exposed in the womb to a pesticide that pervaded the United States until it was banned four decades ago were found in a new study to have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure before age 50.
Neuropathic pain refers to a major subtype of chronic pain caused by damage to a nerve, or a dysfunction within the nervous system. The word neuropathic means “pathology in the nerves.” Nerve pain can be described as burning, sharp, shooting, electrical, or pins and needles, depending on the circumstances and particular type of problem...