Pain Research


Making innovative discoveries in the management of acute and chronic pain

Chronic pain affects 1 in 3 people in the United States. There are more Americans suffering with chronic pain than with diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is caused by degeneration, illnesses, injuries, surgeries and treatment side effects. With chronic pain, one's nervous system is sometimes altered, making it more sensitive to pain. As a result, painful sensations can feel more severe and last longer.

The Division of Pain Research boasts a robust team of healthcare professionals committed to making innovative discoveries in the management of acute and chronic pain. Our research team includes investigators, statisticians, study coordinators, research assistants and research volunteers who work together to transform care. 





April 12, 2017

Opioids After Surgery: Which Patients Don't Stop When They Should

"The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery."