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New treatment helps people stop addictive opioid painkillers used for chronic pain

Researchers at the University of Warwick and The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough have led a clinical trial, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), on a new treatment which can help people stop needing to use opioid painkillers to manage chronic pain.

Tue 23 May 2023, 16:20 | Tags: University of Warwick, medicine, research, WMS, pain, Addiction

Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective?

New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.

Thu 02 Feb 2023, 10:08 | Tags: research, drugs, pain, Warwick Medical School

No benefit from PRP treatment for patients with debilitating Achilles tendon pain

Patients with Achilles tendinopathy, a disease of the Achilles tendon that can potentially cause significant pain, receive no benefit from being treated with platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection, a clinical trial led by the University of Warwick has found.

Tue 13 Jul 2021, 16:21 | Tags: pain, Warwick Medical School

Persistent headache or back pain ‘twice as likely’ in the presence of the other

People with persistent back pain or persistent headaches are twice as likely to suffer from both disorders, a new study from the University of Warwick has revealed.

Self-assessing back pain by app just as effective as traditional methods, study shows

Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from the University of Warwick has shown.

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 13:16 | Tags: Health, pain, Warwick Medical School, Clinical Trials Unit

New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy

As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:45 | Tags: Health, medicine, research, WMS, pain, Health and Medicine, Sport

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