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 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

My stock answer to inquiries about “promising” modern treatments that haven’t been studied adequately, provoked by a flood of such inquiries about platelet-rich plasma specifically:

I’m paying attention to where the research goes... but I am too experienced to be optimistic. The last several decades of medicine are packed with these horse-before-cart treatments, and most of them never amount to anything. There is always the faint hope that it prove to be helpful for a specific indications, but it seems like a long shot for any one example.

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