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Targeting a chronic pain gateway could bring relief – Medical Xpress

Something like a quarter of the world’s population suffers from chronic pain at some point in their lives. As opposed to acute pain—for example, the feeling after hitting your finger with a hammer—chronic pain may not even have a clear cause, and it can linge…

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Something like a quarter of the world’s population suffers from chronic pain at some point in their lives. As opposed to acute painfor example, the feeling after hitting your finger with a hammerchronic pain may not even have a clear cause, and it can linger for years or lifetimes. The burden of chronic pain includes damage to mental and physical health, lower productivity and drug addiction. A new study led by scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests an original approach to trea…

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