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Research Suggests Cannabis is a Complicated Painkiller

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The effect of using cannabis as a painkiller is not well understood by science, though many people suffering from pain have touted its effectiveness. A new study conducted at the University of Oxford is furthering the research on cannabis, but the results only highlight the complicated character of nature’s painkiller.

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Nerve Clues: New Research on Mice May Help Understand Pain

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Research being conducted at the Institute for Basic Biomedical Science at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is bringing scientists closer to understanding the mechanics of sensory nerves. Advanced techniques have allowed the researchers to map the skin nerves of mice and the results, along with molecular and neurological information, could help scientists and doctors better understand all forms of sensory input – including pain.

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Hope for People with Morphine Hypersensitivity

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If you’ve ever taken morphine only to have your pain increase, then you may suffer from morphine hypersensitivity. For those suffering from chronic pain, it can be terrible and despairing to find out that morphine only makes your pain worse. But there is new research being conducted which is revealing how morphine hypersensitivity works, offering new hope to people who experience it.

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Tip Sheet: Neuropathic Face Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia

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All tips are in the patient’s own words. These tips are anecdotal only and are not endorsed by TNA. They are intended for information purposes only, to supplement a visitor’s general knowledge. It is not intended to replace or in any way supplement or qualify the services of a qualified medical professional and/or other appropriate …

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Pain-Triggering and Pain-Safe Foods

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Even with drugs, surgery, complementary therapies, and more, facial neuralgia patients often report that they still have pain that is triggered by certain activities, environmental conditions, and food. Although there have been no specific dietary studies on neuropathic facial pain, it seems to make good sense to cut back on anything that stimulates the central nervous system. The last thing you want to do is further excite an already hyper-excited trigeminal nerve.

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