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Regular Excercise Helps Reducing Diabetic Nerve Pain

Regular Excercise Helps Reducing Diabetic Nerve Pain

Regular exercise reduces the development of painful diabetic neuropathy in animals—apparently related to increased expression of a protective substance called “heat shock protein” 72 (Hsp72), reports an experimental study in the February issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). The observations add to previous studies suggesting that “progressive […]

New Gene That Regulates Chronic Pain Discovered

New Gene That Regulates Chronic Pain Discovered

Scientists have discovered a gene that regulates chronic pain, a finding that could potentially boost the effectiveness of painkilling drugs, according to a new study in the journal Science. The gene is termed as HCN2 and it is is located at the pain-sensitive ends of nerves, Reuters reported. Apparently scientists had known about the existence of HCN2 before, but didn’t […]

None of The Chronic Pain Treatments is Adequate

None of The Chronic Pain Treatments is Adequate

Imagine you are an employer and only half of your employees show up for work each day and then they are only 30 percent effective. Now a review of chronic pain treatments shows that despite the many options available, only about half of treated patients respond, and their pain reduction averages only about 30 percent. […]

Genetic Basis of Chronic Nerve Pain

Genetic Basis of Chronic Nerve Pain

Chronic neuropathic pain is affected by specifics of the precipitating neural pathology, psychosocial factors, and by genetic predisposition. Little is known about the identity of predisposing genes. Using an integrative approach, the researchers discovered that CACNG2 significantly affects susceptibility to chronic pain following nerve injury. CACNG2 encodes for stargazin, a protein intimately involved in the trafficking […]