Airing Pain 111: Physiotherapy, Mind, Body and the Social Component

Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is supported by friends of Pain Concern. Director of CSPC Physiotherapy in Leeds, Alison Rose, specialises in working with high-level athletes, particularly t
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Opioid Epidemic

A recent article on the academic and current affairs website, The Conversation, by Professor Blair Smith from the University of Dundee, regarding his team’s study on the global increase in opioid use, has sparked debate over the overprescription of opioids in the UK. Professor Smith h
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Airing Pain 108: Gender Differences

How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition.   This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it only our attitudes towards pain
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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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Sex and Chronic Pain

  Persistent pain can impact on lots of areas of life such as work, exercise, socialising and mood. 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 topic for p
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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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Airing Pain Programme 87: Vulvodynia

From diagnosis difficulties to defining gender: the effects of Vulvodynia on women today Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey.                                                    For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This editio
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Managing healthcare appointments

Do you sometimes feel annoyed or frustrated after a medical appointment? Find out how to get your message across effectively with nurse specialist Jacquelyn Watson's helpful tips
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Transcript – Programme 56: Images and perceptions

Artist’s impressions of pain in the clinic, and clubbing or model railways – why living a good life with pain is in the eye of the beholder
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Transcript – Programme 15: Effective communication: patients and professionals

Better communication for doctors and patients and how to make the most of medical appointments.
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