Airing Pain programme 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education & North Bristol Pain Management Programme

What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. The International Association for the Study of Pain (
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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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Medicines for long-term pain

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
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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.   This programme was funded by grants from RS Macdonald Charitable Tru
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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.   This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and The Hospital Saturday Fund. The first of two prog
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Airing Pain programme 93: Easy Being Green

AP al fresco! The benefits of gardening for our physical and mental health, plus why, when it comes to green space, size isn’t everything…   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
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Free Pain Education Sessions in Glasgow

Call 0300 323 9966 or 07548 229 958 to book a place at one of our sessions in Alexandria, Clydebank, Easterhouse, Pollokshields or Possilpark. We’re expanding to venues throughout Glasgow. Watch this space… What is the Pain Education Session? The pain education session is
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Airing Pain Programme 19: Family therapy

How pain affects family members and how family therapy can help.
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