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Transcript – Programme 120: Osteoporosis

April 24 , 2020
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How we prevent, manage and diagnose this ‘silent disease’ To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Osteoporosis is a largely ignored condition that affects over 3 million people ...

Treatment with opioids not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications – Study

March 07 , 2018
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A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications in patients with chronic back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. You can find the full study here: http://ow.ly/veOf30iO8ms ...

Transcript – Programme 90: Back Pain

August 15 , 2017
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David Rogers, physiotherapist and co-author of 'Back to Life', explains the biopsychosocial model and simple, effective ways to manage persistent back pain. To listen to the programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. Back pain causes more disability than any ...

Transcript – Programme 24: Exercise and Managing Pain

February 11 , 2016
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How swimming can help manage pain, and a Q&A session with physiotherapist Paul Cameron. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Paul Evans takes the plunge with Daphne Wood of Pain and Able to find out more about how swimming combined with the Alexander technique can ...

Transcript – Programme 18: Growing Older with Pain

February 08 , 2016
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How to improve pain management for older people, and living with lower back pain To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Pain has often been seen as an inevitable part of getting older. Airing Pain listened in to a panel of experts at a ‘Growing Old ...

Transcript – Programme 12: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pelvic Pain and Cannabis

February 08 , 2016
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Using cannabis as a painkiller, pelvic pain in men and women, and living with trigeminal neuralgia To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Paul Evans looks at the often uncomfortable subject of pelvic pain and how both women and men can get help. Dr William Notcutt, ...

Transcript – Programme 55: More Power to You

August 24 , 2015
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Prescriptions for yoga and harnessing the power of social interaction. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In episode 55 we hear about two very different ways of giving people in pain the knowledge and power to help themselves. Will we soon be able to get a ...

Transcript – Programme 7: Exercise and Improving Mobility

May 26 , 2015
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Getting back into exercise and improving mobility. Plus, funding for pain services, and how can we best describe pain to a health professional? To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Airing Pain visits the Frenchay Hospital Pain Clinic in Bristol where we hear from staff and ...

Transcript – Programme 9: Relieving Pain: TENS and acupuncture

April 30 , 2015
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How acupuncture and TENS can help relieve pain, plus, a new web service aiming to educate health professionals about pain To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download We take a look at the role of the pain specialist nurse in the community, eavesdropping on two consultations ...

Transcript – Programme 13: Culture, Epidemiology and Back Pain

April 30 , 2015
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How do culture and religion affect the way we experience and manage our pain?  To listen to this programme, please click here. AP13 Culture, epidemiology and back painDownload Dr Shilpa Patel, Dr Sue Peacock and Sir Michael Bond talk about the relationship between cultural background and pain. Also in the programme: ...

Airing Pain 63: Interventional Pain Management

February 03 , 2015
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From nerve-blocks to spinal cord stimulators: how interventional approaches can help For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by Pfizer. Physiotherapy, exercise, medications and clinical psychology all play an important role in pain management, but what happens if these treatments don’t give people ...

Transcript – Programme 52: Better Care for People in Pain

October 02 , 2014
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How to ensure people in pain get the best treatment: a new guideline for chronic pain in Scotland To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDFDownload At the launch of a new guideline on treatment of chronic pain in Scotland, Paul Evans speaks to patients and healthcare ...

Airing Pain 55: More Power to You

April 24 , 2014
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Prescriptions for yoga and harnessing the power of social interaction This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. In Airing Pain episode 55 we hear about two very different ways of giving people in pain the knowledge and power to help themselves. Will we soon be able ...

Airing Pain 52: Better Care for People in Pain

January 15 , 2014
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How to ensure people in pain get the best treatment: a new guideline for chronic pain in Scotland This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. At the launch of a new guideline on treatment of chronic pain in Scotland, Paul Evans speaks to patients ...

Airing Pain 24: Exercise and Managing Pain

January 13 , 2012
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How swimming can help manage pain, and a Q&A session with physiotherapist Paul Cameron. This programme was funded by Pain Concern's supporters and friends, and an educational grant from Grünenthal. Paul Evans takes the plunge with Daphne Wood of Pain and Able to find out more about how swimming ...

Airing Pain 18: Growing Older with Pain

May 24 , 2011
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How to improve pain management for older people, and living with lower back pain Pain has often been seen as an inevitable part of getting older. Airing Pain listened in to a panel of experts at a ‘Growing Old with Pain: Innovation, Creativity and Development’ conference in Edinburgh to hear ...

Airing Pain 13: Culture, Epidemiology and Back Pain

March 15 , 2011
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How culture can affect our experience of pain, a survey of pain in Scotland, pain management programmes and a Q&A session on back pain How do culture and religion affect the way we experience and manage our pain? Dr Shilpa Patel, Dr Sue Peacock and Sir Michael Bond ...

Airing Pain 12: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pelvic Pain and Cannabis

March 01 , 2011
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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 ...

Airing Pain 9: Relieving Pain: TENS and acupuncture

January 18 , 2011
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 How acupuncture and TENS can help relieve pain, plus, a new web service aiming to educate health professionals about pain We take a look at the role of the pain specialist nurse in the community, eavesdropping on two consultations given by Kathryn Nur at her nurse-led clinic at ...

Airing Pain 7: Exercise and Improving Mobility

December 21 , 2010
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Getting back into exercise and improving mobility. Plus, funding for pain services, and how can we best describe pain to a health professional? Airing Pain visits the Frenchay Hospital Pain Clinic in Bristol where we hear from staff and patients. Paul Evans sits in on a consultation with physiotherapist ...