An international team of experts has provided a breakthrough in the study of chronic pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients. “We discovered that hypersensitivity is often the cause for all kinds of chronic pain. Personalised treatment tailored to the patient offers the solution here,” says VUB professor Jo Nijs, who is in charge of the project.
Professor Nijs coordinated the study involving 17 pain experts from 13 universities in seven countries, including five researchers from VUB. They wrote an overview report of all research into chronic pain. The findings were published in the Lancet Rheumatology, a leading medical journal.