Airing Pain 112: Measuring Pain, Reading the Brain

How pain’s subjectivity makes it difficult to measure, rewiring the brain, and new research that allows patients to visualise their pain. This edition is funded by the Plum Foundation. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director of the Centre for Pain
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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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Airing Pain 109: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s journey with living with FM This edition has been supported by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s
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Transcript – Programme 107: Easing Pain Appointments with the Navigator Tool

How Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool can help focus pain appointments. This edition is funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prfefer a PDF? Click here. In 2015 Pain Concern released its
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Airing Pain 107: Easing Pain Appointments with the Navigator Tool

How Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool can help focus pain appointments. For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation. In 2015 Pain Concern released its
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Transcript – Programme 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 is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. To listen to this programme, please cli
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Promo for Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool

New research from Pain Concern offers the prospect of better care for those living with chronic pain. The specially-developed ‘Navigator Tool’ encourages positive communication between people seeking to manage debilitating pain and their healthcare professionals. Expect mo
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Airing Pain 102: Chronic Pain and Resilience

Exploring what can be done for high-level athletes in the context of chronic pain, and how one man with a spinal injury found himself “in the zone” through cycling.  For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. F
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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

  Sex and chronic pain Persistent pain can impact on mood and on many areas of life such as work, exercise and socialising. 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 diff
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