Navigation Links
Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study
Date:6/6/2012

WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise helps reduce pain from nerve damage caused by injury, diabetes and other conditions, according to a study involving rats.

Researchers found that exercise appears to ease this type of pain -- called neuropathic pain -- by reducing levels of inflammation-causing substances called cytokines.

Neuropathic pain is common but hard to treat. These findings suggest that exercise could provide an effective non-drug treatment for neuropathic pain, according to lead author Yu-Wen Chen, of China Medical University in Taiwan, and colleagues.

The study was published in the June issue of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.

For the study, researchers injured the sciatic nerve in rats and had them do exercise -- either swimming or treadmill running -- over a few weeks. These rats showed a 30 percent to 50 percent reduction in neuropathic pain, as assessed by their responses to temperature and pressure, according to a journal news release.

The researchers also found that exercise reduced levels of cytokines in the rats' sciatic nerve tissue and boosted levels of a protein called heat shock protein-27, which may have helped reduce cytokine levels.

Scientists note, however, that research with animals often fails to provide similar results in humans.

Conventional pain medications cannot control neuropathic pain. While antidepressants and antiepileptic drugs may help, they have significant side effects. Exercise is commonly recommended for patients with different types of chronic pain, but there are conflicting findings about whether it can help patients with neuropathic pain, the news release notes.

More information

The American Chronic Pain Association has more about neuropathic pain.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Anesthesia & Analgesia, news release, June 1, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise Success for People Over 50: Reports of Improved Fitness, Circulation and Balance
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
4. Beat The Odds and Get Back on Track; Revitalizing Fitness Training and Exercise Resolutions With Newly Released, Complimentary Video Series
5. Is Your Exercise Routine Killing You?
6. Exercise helps protect brain of multiple sclerosis patients
7. Teens Might Exercise More If They Think Its Fun
8. Labopharm announces underwriters exercise of over-allotment option for recent public offering
9. As Temperature Plummets, Its Still Safe to Exercise
10. Exercise Can Quiet Anxiety That Comes With Illness
11. Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study
(Date:5/6/2016)... and LONDON, UK (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... for his success in changing the way the pharmaceutical industry conducts clinical trials. This ... the world’s most influential people in pharma, and he was honored as a Tech ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... New York (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... A wide variety of national ... Petrend Events Home, Garden and Safety Media Showcase Wednesday, May 18 from noon to 8 ... and offers a sneak peek at new and established home, garden, outdoor and safety pet ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Logically, spring weather, with its moderate humidity and ... too cold, dry or hot, water on the eye surface can evaporate, creating uncomfortable ... surrounding air. There’s only one problem, according to radio show and water advocate Sharon ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... , ... Canadian author Mark Black is a speaker, author, and life strategy coach ... world … with the help of his publisher Strategic Book Group and its subsidiary ... hospital bed waiting for a miracle: He needed a heart and double-lung transplant. From this ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... scientists and doctors, worldwide, what he has found in the Bible about helping to stop ... address it, and it is his hope that the health and science industries will pay ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 Progra m ... trial of Oxitec , s mosquito ... Aedes aegypti by 96 %   ... a new plan to fight wild Aedes aegypti, the dangerous mosquito ... on the island of Grand Cayman .  MRCU, a global ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 2016 Research ... the  "Europe Thrombocytopenia Market and Competitive ... their offering.       (Logo: ... latest research Europe Thrombocytopenia Market and ... comprehensive insights into Thrombocytopenia pipeline products, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... time for an upgrade. There are many medical recorders on the market but none ... DVMAXX HD  offers unparalleled connectivity and functionality.  Ampronix  is a renowned authorized reseller ... innovative technology.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160503/363416 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: