Our current understanding of pain mechanisms and treatments primarily comes from studies that involve healthier, wealthier, younger, and predominantly White individuals. This lack of inclusivity limits the applicability of findings and hinders the development of effective interventions that work for diverse populations. Inclusive research practices are crucial to ensure equitable benefits for underrepresented groups in pain research.
PainSA is a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Our mission is to improve all aspects of pain management in Southern Africa.