Airing Pain 104: How Sleep and Chronic Pain Interact

More pain, less sleep. Less sleep, more pain. The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trus
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Transcript – Programme 94: CRPS Part I

Experts and patients discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS, and, if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonal
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Airing Pain programme 95: Complex regional pain syndrome – Part II

In the second part in Airing Pain’s series on complex regional pain syndrome, Paul speaks to specialists and patients at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease CRPS rehabilitation programme in Bath. For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme w
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Airing Pain programme 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Part I

 Experts and sufferers discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS, and, if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli. For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust a
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Pain management programmes

‘Self-management’ doesn’t mean being abandoned to ‘get on with it’ alone. Support can come from healthcare professionals, family, friends, voluntary organisations or support groups
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Medical investigations

Doctors and patients can both get caught up in an almost endless search for a cure or a clear diagnosis of what’s causing the pain. Searching for a medical solution is understandable, but it can delay people in starting to learn to manage their pain
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GP consultations

Your GP is likely to be the healthcare professional who’ll be most involved in helping manage persistent pain, but it can sometimes be a difficult relationship
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Emotional impact of chronic pain

Pain can involve a lot of loss – of friendships, work or plans for the future. The emotional impact of these losses as well as of the pain itself often hits people hard
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What is self-management?

‘You have to want to live again.’ That’s the key to managing pain, according to Diane
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The project – Breaking the barriers to self-management

Self-management – we know it’s one of the things that can most improve the lives of people living with pain, but all too often it’s not being put into practice successfully
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