Category Archives: Pain

How I Became Interested in Pain

I have been asked several times in the past week about the origins of my interest in pain and pain research. It’s a complex question and it fits in with my past experience: I tend to be interested in issue … Continue reading

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Pain seminar approaching

Each year, I get excited as the beginning of our seminar on multidisciplinary approaches to pain draws near. I teach this undergraduate honors seminar with my friend and colleague, John Loeser, of UW’s Department of Neurological Surgery, and also Anesthesiology … Continue reading

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Chronic pain as a public health problem

Some estimates suggest that 120 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. However, the issue is how to improve access to state of the art pain treatment. It is becoming clearer that treatments that are effective in acute pain, such as … Continue reading

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