J Pain 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Texas A&M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA; Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience, College Station, TX 77843, USA; Diversity Science Research Cluster, College Station, TX 77843, USA. Electronic address:
The experiences of injustice and their impacts on pain among Latinx Americans are overlooked and understudied. Multidimensional and consequential experiences of racialized discrimination are common for Latinx Americans but have not been considered as factors relevant for enhanced pain experience or risk. In this study, we focused on the experiences of Latinx Americans living in Texas by assessing multiple dimensions of racialized discrimination (total lifetime discrimination, racialized exclusion, stigmatization, discrimination in the workplace or school, and racism-related threat and aggression) and a laboratory marker of central sensitization of pain (temporal summation of mechanical pain, MTS). Read More