Back Pain Pain / Anesthetics

‘Wasabi receptor’ may advance treatments for chronic pain

Scorpion toxin targets the “wasabi receptor,” a specific receptor in nerve cells that helps humans react to wasabi, cigarette smoke, and environmental pollutants. According to new research, the toxin’s unusual mechanism of action means that it could help scientists learn more about chronic pain. New research furthers scientists’ understanding of chronic pain. Researchers from the […]

Pain / Anesthetics

Blocking key protein could treat chronic pain

New research in mice suggests that targeting a particular protein in the spinal cord could form the basis of a new pain relief medication that could relieve chronic pain for thousands of people. Approximately 20% of adults in the U.S. are currently living with chronic pain. About one-fifth of adults in the United States are […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Pain / Anesthetics

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Researchers have known about the pain relieving potential of cannabis for decades, but they have had to wait until now to determine how the plant creates such effective substances. Their findings may help provide a solution to the opioid crisis. Researchers have finally unlocked the secret behind the pain relieving properties of cannabis. People can […]