Airing Pain 108: Gender Differences

How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition.   This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it only our attitudes towards pain
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Airing Pain 107: Easing Pain Appointments with the Navigator Tool

How Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool can help focus pain appointments. For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation. In 2015 Pain Concern released its
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Airing Pain 106: Pain Education for Doctors, Patients, and Parents

What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt. This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust According to the British Pain Society, doctors and other heal
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Airing Pain 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech & Pleasure

Singing, laughing and the feel good factor. Pain Management, the fun way. To read a transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition was funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. The British Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary
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Airing Pain 104: How Sleep and Chronic Pain Interact

More pain, less sleep. Less sleep, more pain. The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trus
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Airing Pain 103: Pain and Relationships

How pain’s unpredictability can affect interpersonal relationships, and recognising help when it appears. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the JTH Charitable Trust and the Persula Foundation. With between one third and one half of people living with chronic pain in the UK alon
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Airing Pain 102: Chronic Pain and Resilience

Exploring what can be done for high-level athletes in the context of chronic pain, and how one man with a spinal injury found himself “in the zone” through cycling.  For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. F
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Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

How cancer survivors can experience post-operative pain, and confronting the national issue of post-cancer treatment. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment is growing
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Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

Airing Pain’s centenary! In this landmark edition Paul Evans explores the origins of Airing Pain with founder Heather Wallace, and visits one of Pain Concern’s informative pain education sessions.   In 2010, Airing Pain was conceived as a way for those with chronic pain, unable t
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Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for young adults with chronic pain the difficulties of these formative years can become multifaceted. With 8% of young people in the 13-18 age range affected by chronic pain (15,000 living with arthritis alone), the
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