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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Glasgow Pain Education Sessions under new administration from 23/08/2018

The Glasgow Pain Education Sessions are from 23/08/2018 to be managed and administered ‘in-house’ by the NHS. To enquire about the pain education sessions or to book to attend a pain education session please phone as previously 0300 323 9966 or text 0754 822 9958. The pain
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Call to participate in research study focusing on effects of long term pain

Are you living with chronic pain? Swansea University are conducting a research study to assess people’s understanding and experiences of long term medication for chronic pain. If you live in Swansea, Bridgend, or Neath Port Talbot and would like to get involved, please click the link
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Pain – A poem by Dinah Milsom

Dinah Milsom, poet and supporter of Pain Concern, has written a poem expressing her experiences with pain. She asked us to post this on our website so other people in pain may read it.   Pain The light glows The heart knows This pain endures And so I make a life within how it can
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Adolescent patients with chronic pain may be more likely to suffer from alexithymia – article

Investigators find adolescents with chronic pain may be more likely to experience alexithymia, a condition in which one lacks emotional self-awareness. Article from Clinical Pain Advisor   Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain
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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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Treatment with opioids not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications – Study

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications in patients with chronic back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. You can find the full study here: http://ow.ly/veOf30iO
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‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pre
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Airing Pain programme 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education & North Bristol Pain Management Programme

What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. The International Association for the Study of Pain (
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