Pain Research Hub
Chronic pain is a significant public health problem and is considered as an illness in its own right. The estimated prevalence of chronic pain worldwide ranges between 20-30%, which is more than in diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined. Chronic pain may also evoke secondary and tertiary pathologies in the body's systems, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, digestive and immune systems.
Pain can develop for a number of reasons. The multitude of pain conditions requires a range of research and treatment approaches. For this reason, the Pain Research Hub brings together doctors, clinicians and researchers from across the TAU faculties and hospitals, in order to increase collaborative research and develop innovative strategies to better measure and manage pain.