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Journal of Pain Research

ISSN: 1178-7090

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Pain in Space: a Journey of Discovery

As humanity extends its reach beyond Earth's boundaries, understanding the impact of microgravity on pain perception and its underlying mechanisms becomes paramount. This unique opportunity beckons for ground-breaking research to shed light on an unexplored realm. The microgravity environment of space challenges human physiology across multiple systems, including the musculoskeletal, immune, and nervous systems. Recent studies have unveiled the distressing reality of pain experienced by astronauts during and after spaceflight. Back and neck pain afflict a significant majority of astronauts during their time in microgravity, with implications extending beyond their return to Earth. Primordial studies highlight startling parallels between space-induced musculoskeletal changes and terrestrial back pain. However, the interactions between microgravity-induced bone resorption, sensitization to thermal stimuli, and the intricate relationship between pain and cellular senescence pose intriguing challenges.

Markers of Tissue Deterioration and Pain on Earth and in Space

Patron M, Neset M, Mielkozorova M, Bisson DG, Vigouroux M, Cata JP, Ingelmo PM, Ouellet JA, Haglund L, Komarova SV

Journal of Pain Research 2024, 17:1683-1692

Published Date: 8 May 2024

Pain Experience and Sensory Changes in Astronauts During and After Short-Lasting Commercial Spaceflight: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Sauer AK, Vigouroux M, Dougherty PM, Cata JP, Ingelmo PM

Journal of Pain Research 2023, 16:4253-4266

Published Date: 11 December 2023