Airing Pain, the popular digital radio programme for people living with chronic pain, is returning for a brand new series.
Tune in to Able Radio for the first episode on Tuesday 3February at 8pm!
Since 2010, Airing Pain has brought together people with chronic pain and top specialists to talk about strategies and developments in pain care and living life to the full with pain. A unique service, Airing Pain has become an invaluable resource to people in pain, their families, carers and healthcare professionals. In 2014, over 134,000 people tuned into Airing Pain.
The first programme of the new series takes a look at interventional pain management. Dr Ron Cooper, a consultant in pain management and anaesthesia, talks to patients at his specialist pain clinic in Causeway Hospital, Coleraine about the use of invasive techniques or operations. Often used to treat back pain, these can include radio frequency procedures, neuromodulation treatment of neuralgia and spinal cord stimulators.
Other programmes in the series include women coping with the physical and emotional impact of on-going pain after female genital mutilation (FGM), and young people who support a family member with chronic pain. Top experts at the British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester and also at the latest Societal Impact of Pain Symposium in Brussels, talk to Airing Pain about better education on pain care for healthcare professionals and politicians, cultural barriers to pain management and the need to develop unified action and policies across Europe for improved pain management.
Programmes are broadcast twice weekly, every Tuesday and Sunday evening at 8pm, on the digital station Able Radio and will be available to listen or download on painconcern.org.uk, alongside all 62 previous editions of Airing Pain.
Broadcasts are produced by Sony Award winning BBC producer Paul Evans. For Paul, working on Airing Pain has had a ‘life-changing’ impact on his knowledge and understanding of his own chronic pain, and his experiences are shared by many others. 80% of listeners surveyed say they find Airing Pain programmes helpful and 90% say they would recommend them to others.
‘When I’m having a bad day, I listen to Airing Pain. I find it extremely soothing. It helps me focus while I work’. Michelle B.
At Pain Concern, we believe Airing Pain is a vital service for people living in pain. However, we rely on funding to keep this resource going. If you like our programmes and would like to make a donation to Airing Pain, please visit painconcern.org.uk/get-involved/donate.