This Week At PRICE

Preprint on Musculoskeletal Pain


It is understood that ethnic/race groups are disproportionately affected by chronic pain conditions. In terms of chronic musculoskeletal pain, this is no exception. When considering individual patients through a scope of socioenvironmental factors however, the disparities become less apparent.

In, ‘Environmental and sociocultural factors are associated with pain-related brain structure among diverse individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain’, 13 co-authors, including Jared Tanner, Angela Mickle, Ellen Terry, Roland Staud, Catherine Price, Roger Fillingim and Kimberly Sibille investigated whether environmental and sociocultural conditions contributed to structural differences in pain-related brain regions.

Their research has been released as a preprint and can be located here

Larissa Strath Leads Pain and Aging Journal Club


This month’s Pain and Aging Journal Club saw a last minute change in presenter and discussion. Larissa Strath covered Proinflammatory Dietary Intake Relates to Pain Sensitivity In Chronic Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Control Study.

What affect does diet have on pain sensitivity? How does it play into oxidative stress? What are FODMAPS?? (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols)

A huge thank you to Larissa Strath as well as all in-person and virtual attendees who took part in the lively post presentation discussion!

The original article can be viewed here

Please join us next month for December’s Pain and Aging Journal Club!