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(Please note: These magazines are only available to UK-based customers, while stocks last)
Pain Matters 72
Guest-edited by the Southampton Pain Team and Portsmouth Persistent Pain Team form the Solent NHS Trust.
Inside issue 72: How external support groups are a vital cog in the pain management machine; art therapist Julliet King has tips on using photography to manage pain; and physiotherapist Jill Geyer tries to breakdown the taboos surrounding period pain.
Issue 72: £4.00
Pain Matters 71
Guest-edited by the Scottish National Residential Pain Management Programmes (SNRRPMP) in Glasgow.
Inside issue 71: Our first guest-edited issue, the team at the SNRPMP tell Pain Matters all about their work and how residential programmes differ in their approach to pain management; also Paul Evans, producer of Airing Pain, discusses how Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool helps doctors and patients ‘sing off the same hymn sheet’.
Issue 71: £4.00
Pain Matters 70
Inside issue 70: Chartered Physiotherapist David Rogers gives his top ten tips for back pain; Dr Robert Froud explains how a study is setting out to explore ways of helping people with chronic pain back to work; Vidyamala Burch sets out the basics of pain management with a KISS, a systematic, step-by-step approach to managing pain; and Psychologist Sue Peacock discusses strategies for getting a good night’s sleep.
Issue 70: £4.00
Pain Matter 69
Inside issue 69: Barrister Julian Benson explains some of the litigation involving chronic pain; Psychologist Sue Peacock provides advice for people living with incurable chronic pain; art therapist Julliet King looks at the complex relationship between pain and the self; and Vidyamala Burch focuses on how extraordinary change can come about through taking small steps in the direction of healing.
Issue 69: £3.00
Pain Matters 68
Inside issue 68: Arthritis expert David Walsh explains why there is more to arthritis pain than worn out joints; outdoor adventurer Gillian Walsh shares how her love of the outdoors motivated her recovery from a disabling spinal injury; art therapist Julliet King shows how to adjust pain through visualisation; and we have Vidyamala Burch’s guide to New Year’s resolutions.
Issue 68: £3.00
Pain Matter 67
Inside issue 67: Susanne Main’s project looks at how artists and audiences represent and respond to pain; Psychologist Hannah Durand explains how acceptance ad commitment therapy (ACT) can help people in pain to get back to doing the things they care most about; we also take a look at the results from Pain Concern’s survey of discrimination in the workplace; and Vidyamala Burch tells us why we need research to support the use of mindfulness for chronic pain.
Issue 67: £3.00
Pain Matters 66
Inside issue 66: A tai chi instructor – herself living with pain – and a physiotherapist explain how tai chi can help overcome physical and mental barriers to activity and wellbeing; we look at how military veterans learn to live with chronic pain, and what support is available to them; plus Vidyamala Burch returns with her mindfulness column and art therapist Julliet King invites readers to make their own collages and vision boards to set an intentional focus on the good things in life.
Issue 66: £3.00
Pain Matters 65
Inside issue 65: Physiotherapist Madeleine Pook explains why moving mindfully may help to ‘rewire’ the brain and reduce pain; Podiatrist Gordon Hendry shares his expertise on getting active despite foot pain, also providing tips on choosing the right shoes; Julliet King explores the therapeutic possibilities of colouring-in; and we hear about an innovative pain management programme overcoming language and cultural barriers faced by people of south Asian origin.
Issue 65: £3.00
Pain Matters 64
Inside issue 64: Amid the alarm surrounding an epidemic of opioid misuse in the USA, it becomes ever more important to avoid stigmatising those who rely on opioids for pain relief, as Emma Scott found to her shock; we hear about a grassroots patient movement to restore pain management services to their rural community; and physiotherapist and author Betsan Corkhill explains how getting our ideas of pain right can hold the key to taking back control.
Issue 64: £3.00
Pain Matters 63
Inside issue 63: We speak to some leading experts in the field to see the role that music might be able to play in pain relief, and Airing Pain producer Paul Evans gives his verdict on a book that guides people in managing pain through music; we get an update on Pain Concern’s investigation into the barriers that prevent people from managing their pain effectively; and pain specialist pharmacist Roger Knaggs responds to questions about weight gain as a side effect of some pain medications.
Issue 63: £3.00
Pain Matters 62
Inside issue 62: We look at some of the ways you can make gardening as stress- and pain-free as possible; family therapist Dr Barry Mason explains how good communication between couples can make all the difference; John Ptacek shares his personal experience of frustration at getting other people to acknowledge the pain and loss of living with an invisible condition; and we hear from women affected by the devastating impact of persistent pain arsing from female genital mutilation and the struggle to end the practice.