The Nature of Pain and How It Is Treated
Advanced Pain Medications from Biotechnology
Biotechnology promises to develop new medications for the treatment of pain, muscle spasm and nerve injury. These drug delivery vehicles include a targeting element (blue sphere, and a chemical backbone (red repeating units) that carry multiple drug molecules (yellow). They are injected near an area of injury and then travel via an “intraneural” route using a natural property of nerves called axonal transport.