Pain and Genetics

With all the research being done in genetics, is there an application for pain sufferers? The short answer is yes – in pain sensitivity, prediction for chronic pain conditions and even determining which medication may be more beneficial in reducing pain. The long answer is that much of the research thus far is inconclusive and … Read more

PR: Breast Cancer Awareness

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JOAN LUNDEN, featured in PainPathways Magazine, to Speak at NC Breast Cancer Awareness Event on October 13 Joan Lunden, breast cancer survivor, former Good Morning America host and the current cover feature of PainPathways Magazine, will speak at two events through earlier.org – Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test ®, a North Carolina–based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to funding … Read more

Real People Who Participated in Clinical Trials Research

Real People Who Participated in Clinical Trials Research

If you’re a pain sufferer, you’ve likely wondered about what else exists that could relieve your pain. You may have tried different pain medications, treatments, surgeries and homeopathic approaches. At some point, participating in a drug or treatment trial may have crossed your mind. Want to know what trials are really like? Here are the … Read more

Physician Spotlight—Allen Burton, MD

There are countless ways a good idea can go amiss—even in the medical field. Physicians and scientists make decisions based on the best evidence and research they have at the time, resulting in an accepted standard of care. But if it turns out that an idea was faulty, or even dangerous, the effects aren’t easy … Read more

Play An Active Role in Your Healthcare Through Clinical Trials

Play An Active Role in Your Healthcare Through Clinical Trials

Never thought about participating in clinical trials? This might change your perspective. Those afflicted with pain or an illness often have a feeling of helplessness – especially if treatments for their condition are not working. While they may not be able to impact their suffering, there is something they can do to feel like they are contributing … Read more