Stress, pain and relaxation

Stress, Pain and Relaxation This leaflet is designed to help you understand what stress is, inform you as to why is it important to be able to relax when you have chronic pain and provide some relaxation exercises for you to try Feeling stressed is a common human experience. People ex
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Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is one of the most frequently used drugs to treat chronic pain. Dr Mick Serpell explains how amitriptyline works and gives reassurance about the side effects that you might experience, especially in the early stages
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Sex and Chronic Pain

Sex and Chronic Pain Persistent pain can impact on mood and on many areas of life such as work, exercise and socialising. This leaflet is designed to give advice to people who have found it more difficult or have had to give up sexual activity because of pain It is often a difficult t
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Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about th
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TENS for pain relief

People living with long-term pain may be offered treatment with a TENS machine to help ease their symptoms, but what is it? How does it work? And what can it bring to your pain management toolkit? Physiotherapist Dr Pete Gladwell draws upon his clinical experience and research to answ
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Chronic pain after surgery

Chronic pain after surgery What is chronic post-surgical pain? How common is it? How is it treated? Professor Julie Bruce & Professor Stephan Schug explain   What is chronic post-surgical pain? Let’s start with some definitions – acute postoperative pain is the pain experienc
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Diet and Pain

We all know that what we eat can affect our health. New research, however, shows that there may be a specific link between diet and pain. We interviewed pain specialist Dr Rae Bell who tells us more, and outlines steps you can take to improve your diet as part of your pain management
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Foot pain – how to manage and prevent it

Guidance on looking after your feet and when and how to get help for foot pain
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Managing healthcare appointments

Do you sometimes feel annoyed or frustrated after a medical appointment? Find out how to get your message across effectively with nurse specialist Jacquelyn Watson's helpful tips
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