Complex regional pain syndrome

What is neuropathic pain? What causes it and how can it be managed?
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Airing Pain 116: Neuropathic Pain 2 of 2: Latest Research

Half a century worth of research exists on neuropathic pain but what are the latest developments? With the previous edition of Airing Pain focussing on the ‘psycho’ and ‘social’ of the bio-psycho-social model, this programme tackles the ‘bio’ component. This edition of Airing Pain is
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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; and opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information abou
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Airing Pain 115: Neuropathic Pain 1 of 2: Targeted Pain Managment Programmes

Exploring neuropathic pain and the various ways it can be managed For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. Understanding the differences between neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain, and the varied responses they demand. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans in
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Airing Pain 114: You, Your Drugs, and the Law: Gabapentinoids & Medicinal Cannabis

On 1 April 2019 Pregabalin and Gabapentin, drugs recommended for the management of neuropathic pain, were re-classified as class C controlled substances. Medicinal Cannabis: Is it safe? Does it work for pain? Is it legal? Where do people who use these drugs to manage their chronic pai
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Airing Pain 113: Translating Chronic Pain

Using creative writing to better represent the chronic pain experience. This edition is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Chronic pain often exists ways that cannot be seen. Due to the intangible and ambiguous nature of many chronic pain conditions that lack clear-cu
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Airing Pain 112: Measuring Pain, Reading the Brain

How pain’s subjectivity makes it difficult to measure, rewiring the brain, and new research that allows patients to visualise their pain. This edition is funded by the Plum Foundation. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director of the Centre for Pain
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Reclassification of Pregabalin and Gabapentin

As mentioned in the Latest News post of 17th October 2018 – and also featured in the forthcoming issue, issue 71, of Pain Matters – as of 1st April 2019, prescription drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin are to be reclassified as Class C controlled substances. NHS England has j
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Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-operative Cancer Pain

Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means c
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