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Pain and Neurobiology
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
Giustino Varrassi, MD, PhD, Professor
Department of Research, Paolo Procacci Foundation, Rome, Italy
Research Interests: Pain medicine; Pain assessment; Pain management; Acute pain; Chronic pain; Pain research; Anesthesiology
About This Topic
Pain represents one of the most frequent causes for physicians’ consultation, and for the presence of patients in emergency room. Its systematic and scientific study has been started in the first half of last century by a visionary anesthetist, John J. Bonica, who had understood the importance of dealing with the topic in a multidisciplinary way. The very close correlations between pain and neurobiology have always been evident, given that, as it is used to say, "pain is in the brain". The close connections became even clearer when scientists began to study the reasons why some nerve lesions, or some pathologies that generate damage to the peripheral or central nervous system (e.g., diabetes, Parkinson's disease) were in themselves responsible for painful syndromes. Today the refinement of neurobiological studies has made it possible to provide many answers to the countless questions that Pain Medicine asked itself in the second half of the last century. Recent discoveries have made it clear that there is still a lot of work to be done, especially from a neurobiological point of view, before one of humanity's most fearsome enemies, pain, can be completely eradicate. This special issue of OBM Neurology aims to help this process of scientific development, precisely in the hope of being able to support the countless patients who are tormented by pain; just think that the most optimistic estimates speak of 20% of the world population. We hope that science's response is adequate to expectations.
Neurobiology; Pain; Nociceptive pain; Neuropathic pain; Nociplastic pain; Pain syndromes; Neurolesion; Neurodegeneration
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Received: 01 February 2024; Published: 02 February 2024; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2401210
Neurobiology is an expansive field of studies encompassing the nervous system's anatomical and physiological aspects . This complex framework's deep study and understanding have facilitated a more intricate comprehension of the interconnections among various nervous system components implicated in pain perception, transmission, modulation [...]