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The future of pain management: Exploring the genome to identify new targets and inform treatment selection

November 2018

Does current research represent the dawn of precision medicine in pain management?

PainSolve Editorial Team

Pain – an individual experience

Pain is a subjective experience. It is influenced by multiple factors including sex, race, ethnicity, psychological and social contexts and interpretation of pain, not to mention the environment.1 There exists interindividual variability in pain sensitivity, tolerance, the response to treatments and the propensity to develop chronic pain conditions.1–3 It is, therefore, challenging both to study pain and to manage it effectively.


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