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Please find our range of web-only leaflet below. All our leaflets are free to download.

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Pain at Work (PAW) Toolkit

July 08 , 2021
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We are very pleased to announce a new pain management toolkit designed for people who experience pain in the work place, or whose chronic pain impacts their work day. To access the PAW Toolkit please click here! "This toolkit aims to provide supportive information, advice and guidance for people ...

Pain Concern’s leaflet library has moved

April 06 , 2021
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We now have an online shop, where you can order our printed leaflets, at no charge, directly from us. The current selection is shown below. ...

Amitriptyline

July 12 , 2019
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WE RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR LEAFLET, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.  Prefer a PDF?Download Many people living with chronic pain are daunted by the prospect of long term or even permanent drug therapy. What are these drugs, are they safe and how do they work? ...

Chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

July 11 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, and surgery – either to the breast and/or the underarm area – is the main treatment. There are two main types of breast operation: a mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) or a lumpectomy (removal of ...

Chronic pain after surgery

July 10 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download 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 experienced immediately after an operation, usually lasting for days ...

Diet and pain

July 09 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download 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. Pain specialist Dr Rae Frances Bell tells us more, and outlines steps you can take to improve your diet ...

Foot pain – how to manage and prevent it

July 08 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download Please note: This leaflet is the process of being updated. The revised version will be uploaded in due course. Most of us will have painful feet from time to time, but it’s usually possible to take care of minor foot problems by making simple changes. Podiatrist ...

Neuropathic Pain leaflet

November 25 , 2019
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We are delighted to announce that our popular booklet on neuropathic pain has been revised and reprinted, thanks to an award from Foundation Scotland. The booklet, originally written by Dr John Lee, has been revised and updated by Dr Alan Fayaz, Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia and ...

Not all in the mind

July 07 , 2019
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It is unfortunately not uncommon for people in pain to be told by others (family, colleagues or healthcare professionals) that their pain must be ‘all in the mind’. Amanda C de C Williams gives some tips on how you can respond There is a way of thinking that ...

Sex and chronic pain

July 06 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download 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 ...

TENS for pain relief

July 05 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download 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 ...
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