Explaining pain

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? This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. Sleep can be a sanctuary
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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 103: Pain and Relationships

How pain’s unpredictability can affect interpersonal relationships, and recognising help when it appears. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the JTH Charitable Trust and the Persula Foundation. With between one third and one half of people living with chronic pain in the UK alon
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Pain – A poem by Dinah Milsom

Dinah Milsom, poet and supporter of Pain Concern, has written a poem expressing her experiences with pain. She asked us to post this on our website so other people in pain may read it.   Pain The light glows The heart knows This pain endures And so I make a life within how it can
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Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

How cancer survivors can experience post-operative pain, and confronting the national issue of post-cancer treatment. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment is growing
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Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

Airing Pain’s centenary! In this landmark edition Paul Evans explores the origins of Airing Pain with founder Heather Wallace, and visits one of Pain Concern’s informative pain education sessions.   In 2010, Airing Pain was conceived as a way for those with chronic pain, unable t
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Airing Pain programme 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

How chronic pain can affect both sexual and emotional intimacy, and remembering that communication is key.   This programme is supported by an educational grant from the Tillyloss Trust Along with food, shelter and clothing, sexual expression is one of the basic human needs. It a
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Sex and Chronic Pain Leaflet

Sex and Chronic Pain Persistent pain can affect lots of areas of life such as work, exercise, socialising, and mood. This leaflet is for people who find sexual activity difficult or have given up because of pain. People with chronic pain are likely to have difficulties with sex, and t
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Airing Pain programme 96: The British Pain Society at 50

In honour of the British Pain Society reaching a 50-year milestone, current BPS president Dr Andrew Baranowski, founding member Professor Sir Michael Bond, and Pain Concern’s chair Heather Wallace were invited to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to the understanding of pain.
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