In the article, Cure for Chronic Pain, scientists state they have found a way to assist people with persistent back pain. They can inject a virus into one’s back which helps to decrease pain and inflammation. Specifically, when swelling occurs, the body attempts to correct this which causes persistent pain. Clinicians are thrilled with this new finding and hope to be able to use it to assist patients with not only back pain but in other areas, as well.
- Creating a virus that does something life-affirming may seem novel, but University of Utah researchers have done just that.
- When the virus is injected it interacts with the cell and changes it,thereby stopping inflammation and easing chronic pain.
- This exciting technology may prove to have positive implications for fighting cancer.
“Researchers used new technology of modifying human genetics to stop cell death and keep the cells from damaging tissue thus stopping the pain.”