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 top-level athletes, chronic pain can very quickly end careers. What preparations can be done to combat pain, and ho
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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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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 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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Airing Pain programme 96: The British Pain Society at 50

In honour of the British Pain Society reaching a 50-year milestone, current BPS president Dr Andrew Baranowski, founding member Professor Sir Michael Bond, and Pain Concern’s chair Heather Wallace were invited to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to the understanding of pain.
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Airing Pain Programme 89: Dementia

The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit               Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey. This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and t
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Ruth Tickner

Ruth Tickner describes how pain ‘crept up on her’ over the course of several years and the blind alleys and frustrations she had to face before beginning to rebuild confidence in her body and faith in her future   Pain crept up on me. I have a significant mobility impairment and a cur
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The Ellis Family

Tom Ellis developed chronic pain after falling on ice. His father Richard describes how the family pulled together to get through their ‘year from hell’
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Kiera Jones

At the age of 24, Kiera Jones’ career as a scientist was abruptly disrupted by the onset of chronic wrist pain. She tells us about the frustrations of the condition and how she is gradually finding ways to work around it to get her career back on track
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