Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about th
The British Pain Society has launched a new campaign; PAIN:LESS. Its goal is to raise awareness of how pain affects people in the UK, to raise visibility and to facilitate dialogues for those people who are suffering in silence, and they need
By Dr Julie Bruce Breast cancer is the commonest cancer affecting women and surgery is the main treatment, either to the breast and/or the underarm area. There are two main types of breast operation, mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) or removal of the cancerous lump, called lum
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The 62nd edition of Pain Matters has hit the newsstands. Packed with news, comment and features, it’s a must-read for people living with chronic pain, their families and health professionals. Green fingers? In this issue, we take a look at some ways to get growing and take advantage o
ACHIEVEMENTS Airing Pain radio programme This ever-popular programme continues our collaboration with Sony award-winning broadcaster Paul Evans and internet disability radio station, Able Radio. There are now over 65 innovative half-hour podcasts on our website, informing and supporti