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Airing Pain 12: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pelvic Pain and Cannabis

Using cannabis as a painkiller, pelvic pain in men and women and liv­ing with trigem­i­nal neuralgia

Paul Evans looks at the often uncom­fort­able sub­ject of pelvic pain and how both women and men can get help. Dr William Not­cutt, expert on med­i­c­i­nal cannabis use, talks about the poten­tial for pain relief, side-effects and future pos­si­bil­i­ties of the con­tro­ver­sial drug. Nicky Jones tells her sto­ry of liv­ing with trigem­i­nal neu­ral­gia, with Jil­lie Abbot and Prof Joan­na Zakrzews­ka pro­vid­ing more information.

Issues cov­ered in this pro­gramme include: Trigem­i­nal neu­ral­gia, pelvic pain, med­i­c­i­nal cannabis, painkillers, pass­ing urine, enlarge­ment of the prostate, prostate pain, bow­el move­ment, blood in bow­el move­ment, uro­gen­i­tal pain, pain when walk­ing, rela­tion­ships, sex life, endometrio­sis, men and women’s pain, mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, oro­fa­cial pain, side effects and men­tal health.


  • Dr Steve Gilbert, Q+As on back pain, pelvic pain in men
  • Dr Natasha Cur­ran, pelvic pain
  • Dr William Not­cutt, cannabis and pain
  • Joan­na Zakrzews­ka, facial pain/trigeminal neuralgia
  • Jil­lie Abbot, trigem­i­nal neuralgia
  • Nicky Jones, liv­ing with trigem­i­nal neuralgia.


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