Nov 1, 2018
Science News and the media shared some recent research on what morphine does in terms of pain reactivity as well as what is happening with post-surgical opioids. We welcome Dr. Peter Grace to discuss these findings and to unpack this information to help us in this battle against the opioid crisis. Peter has a balanced viewpoint that should give us some good information to consider, going forward.
Additionally, Tim, Jeff, and Peter discuss Peter’s current research on understanding the mechanisms of pain and the role of peripheral immune cells and neuropathic pain. They also discuss the transition from acute to chronic pain and the effect of opioids and morphine substances on moving into that persistent pain pattern.
Peter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Research, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research aims to understand the neuroinflammatory mechanisms that drive chronic pain, in order to identify new treatment strategies.
Don’t forget to save the date: March 8-10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, the Align Conference returns! This year’s focus is on movement and pain.