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Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.

Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.

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How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.

How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.

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Patients who receive prescriptions for both opioids and benzodiazepines are more likely to use opioids long term, Stanford researchers have found.

Patients who receive prescriptions for both opioids and benzodiazepines are more likely to use opioids long term, Stanford researchers have found.

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Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.

A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.

Patients who are taking the most common type of antidepressant may feel more pain when taking certain opioids, Stanford researchers have found.

Patients who are taking the most common type of antidepressant may feel more pain when taking certain opioids, Stanford researchers have found.

Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.

Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.

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Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.

Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.

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Brain regions not directly involved in the receipt of pain signals play a key role in the perception of pain, and show the importance of non-drug therapies.

Brain regions not directly involved in the receipt of pain signals play a key role in the perception of pain, and show the importance of non-drug therapies.

The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

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