Pain Matters is 25!

In Spring of 1995, the first Newsletter of the Pain Concern (UK) Lothian Group was issued. The newsletter was printed at a volunteer’s house on ordinary copy paper and had articles from clinicians and patients. Demand grew and by Issue 22 (Autumn 2000) it was Pain Concern News and had
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Pain Matters 75 – Out Monday 25 May

Our new issue, Pain Matters 75, is due to come out on Monday 25 May. As this issue marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the very first Pain Concern (UK) Lothian Group newsletter, later to become the Pain Matters we know today, we have gone back to where it all started. The Lothian Gr
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BOOK REVIEW – Endometriosis Awareness Month

Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin   Dead Ink Books, 320pp, £11.99 ISBN: 978-1911585541 Published May 2019   Review by Sarah Edwards   This novel is written from the perspective of Laura, a young woman with endometriosis. It tracks her life backwards fr
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Evaluation of Pain Matters

WE NEED YOUR HELP:   We are going to be performing an evaluation of our magazine, Pain Matters, over the course of the next few months. Evaluation is a key factor in securing funds, not just for future issues of Pain Matters, but to fund all the work we do here at Pain Concern. I
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Pain Matters 74 – OUT NOW

INSIDE THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY PAIN TEAM Happy New Year from all of us at Pain Matters. In our first magazine of the new decade, we have invited the Chronic Pain Team from NHS Borders in the south of Scotland into the guest-editor’s chair for issue 74. In a jam-packed issue, they have l
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Neuropathic Pain leaflet

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, An
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Digital Subscription Cyber Week Sale!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday will soon be here, which means digital subscriptions to Pain Matters magazine will be 35% off between 25 November and 8 December over at     Also coming up is out Mega Sale! which will run between 26 December and 12 January, duri
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Pain Matters Back Issues

Missed an issue of Pain Matters? Fear not. You can now buy a selection of back issues via our website.   Click here for more details   Please note: these magazines are only available to people in the UK and while stocks last. For customers outside the UK, or for a wider sele
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Pain Matters 73: Neuropathic pain special – Out Now!

We are delighted here at Pain Matters HQ to have the neuropathic pain team from University College London Hospital Pain Management Centre guest-editing issue 73. This edition of the magazine takes an in-depth look at all aspects of neuropathic pain, from what it is to how best to mana
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Neuropathic pain

What is neuropathic pain? What causes it and how can it be managed?
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