What Is Postherpetic Neuralgia? What Causes Postherpetic Neuralgia?
Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles. There are two main types of pain, nociceptive and non-nociceptive pain. An example of nociceptive pain is what you feel if somebody sticks a needle into your skin; specific pain receptors sense the ...
Kill pain without the itchy side effect
When he blocked MOR1, the animals no longer received the drug’s pain-killing benefits, but they continued to scratch. “Scientists have blamed the wrong receptor, but now the culprit has been caught,” Chen says. “There are more than a dozen forms of ...
Why you can't sleep when you're in pain
But they often don’t think about the patient having a separate sleep disorder that may be fueling the pain. For this reason, it is important for people with chronic pain to first have a thorough sleep evaluation in order to determine if there is an ...
The Pleasure Is in the Pain
And it's true that there are subtle and not-so-subtle ... tendency to push themselves," said Schaetzl, author of "Pain & Pleasure: Peri Peri, the Contrasts and Contradictions of the African Bird's Eye Chilli" (Gwynne Conlyn Publishing, 2008).
Seeing squiggles. Flashing lights. The eye danger signs you can't afford to ignore
We tend to think that if it doesn't hurt, it must be fine - but ignoring odd eye symptoms is a mistake. 'There are no pain receptors in the eye ... which may be associated with flashing lights or a general fuzziness. 'If this happens, go to A&E straight ...