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Transcript – Programme 106: Pain Education for Doctors, Patients and Parents

March 19 , 2020
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What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust. According to the ...

Airing Pain 121: Living with Persistent Pain in Wales

March 03 , 2020
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Discussing the future of chronic pain services across Wales This edition of Airing Pain has been partially funded by an educational grant from Grünenthal Limited, donated for this purpose In April 2019, the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales launched the guidance document Living with Persistent Pain ...

Transcript – Programme 111: Physiotherapy, Mind, Body and the Social Component

February 26 , 2020
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Anxiety and expectations, how ‘fear circuitry’affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition has been funded by Friends of Pain Concern. Director of CSPC Physiotherapy in Leeds, Alison Rose, specialises in working with high-level athletes, particularly those ...

New Airing Pain – Available 3 March 2020

February 12 , 2020
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AIRING PAIN 121: LIVING WITH PERSISTENT PAIN IN WALES Listen to the trailer below   AVAILABLE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD FROM TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020 (VIA THE PAIN CONCERN WEBSITE, APPLE PODCASTS, SPOTIFY OR WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS)   Programme details: In April 2019, the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales ...

Neuropathic Pain leaflet

November 25 , 2019
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We are delighted to announce that our popular booklet on neuropathic pain has been revised and reprinted, thanks to an award from Foundation Scotland. The booklet, originally written by Dr John Lee, has been revised and updated by Dr Alan Fayaz, Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia and ...

Transcript – Programme 109: Fibromyalgia

October 09 , 2019
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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. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Fibromyalgia (FM) affects around 2% of the UK population, with 80-90% of ...

Transcript – Programme 108: Gender Differences

September 04 , 2019
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How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Do women and men experience pain differently, ...

Transcript – Programme 103: Pain and Relationships

July 26 , 2019
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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. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. With between one third and one half of people living with ...

Amitriptyline

July 12 , 2019
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WE RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR LEAFLET, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.  [message_box color="white"]Download a PDF version of this leaflet here.[/message_box] Amitriptyline Many people living with chronic pain are daunted by the prospect of long term or even permanent drug therapy. What are these drugs, are they safe ...

Sex and chronic pain

July 12 , 2019
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[message_box color="white"]Download a pdf version of this leaflet here.[/message_box] 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 ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Cancer Pain

March 11 , 2019
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Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download 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. ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and Bristol Pain Management Programme

February 25 , 2019
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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. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download The International Association ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 100: Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Session

February 25 , 2019
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In this 100th edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks to Heather Wallace, creator and driving force behind the Airing Pain radio programmes, who discusses the inspiration that led to the programme and its continued importance for Pain Concern and the chronic pain community. To listen to this ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

February 18 , 2019
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Exploring the challenges and successes that patients, parents and healthcare professionals encounter when pain in adolescents To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This edition was funded by a grant by the Agnes Hunter Trust Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

January 09 , 2019
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How chronic pain can affect both sexual and emotional intimacy, and remembering that communication is key. To listen to this programme, click here. Prefer a PDF?Download 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 ...

Transcript – Programme 107: Easing Pain Appointments with the Navigator Tool

November 12 , 2018
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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. Prefer a PDF? Click here. In 2015 Pain Concern released its report ‘Breaking barriers to self-management ...

Airing Pain 108: Gender Differences

November 06 , 2018
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How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it ...

Transcript – Programme 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

June 12 , 2018
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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?Download This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and The ...

Airing Pain 103: Pain and Relationships

June 11 , 2018
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How pain’s unpredictability can affect interpersonal relationships, and recognising help when it appears For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. 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 ...

Transcript – Programme 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

April 16 , 2018
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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. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This programme was funded by grants ...

Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

April 03 , 2018
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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. In the UK alone, cancer survivor rates have ...

Adolescent patients with chronic pain may be more likely to suffer from alexithymia – article

March 21 , 2018
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Investigators find adolescents with chronic pain may be more likely to experience alexithymia, a condition in which one lacks emotional self-awareness. Article from Clinical Pain Advisor   Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain https://audioboom.com/posts/6651644-transition-services-for-adolescents-with-chronic-pain ...

Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

March 14 , 2018
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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 to leave their homes ...

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 ...

Study finds CBT and pain education interventions improve pain in disadvantaged patients – Article

February 27 , 2018
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https://www.2minutemedicine.com/talk-therapy-modified-for-literacy-level-helps-ease-chronic-pain-for-disadvantaged-populations/ ...

Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

February 12 , 2018
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Exploring the challenges and successes that patients, parents and healthcare professionals encounter when pain in adolescents This edition was funded by a grant by the Agnes Hunter Trust. Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for young adults with chronic pain the difficulties of these ...

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

January 03 , 2018
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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 (IASP), formed in 1973, ...

Airing Pain 96: The British Pain Society at 50

November 14 , 2017
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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 This programme was funded ...

Airing Pain 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

October 11 , 2017
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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 Trust and the Hospital Saturday Fund. Complex ...

Airing Pain 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

September 06 , 2017
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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 programmes on complex ...

Transcript – Programme 68: The Brain and the Genes

May 14 , 2015
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The science behind pain and its treatment, and why understanding it matters. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download If someone steps on your toe, your toe hurts – simple as that, right? Wrong! Professor Rolf-Detlef Treede explains how the brain and nervous system make pain ...

Transcript – Programme 1: Introduction To Pain

April 30 , 2015
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What is chronic pain and how can we manage it? We talk to health professionals and patients to find out more. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In this first Airing Pain programme we introduce the subject of pain and its management with contributors with ...

Transcript – Programme 66: Not a Burden

April 16 , 2015
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The challenges facing young people in caring roles and ways to support them. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Friends don’t always understand, they don’t get out much and they’re faced with daunting responsibilities, but they wouldn’t change a thing about their families. So say ...

Transcript – Programme 63: Interventional Pain Management

April 16 , 2015
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From nerve-blocks to spinal cord stimulators: how interventional approaches can help To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Physiotherapy, exercise, medications and clinical psychology all play an important role in pain management, but what happens if these treatments don’t give people the relief they need to ...

Transcript – Programme 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

April 16 , 2015
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Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Almost 100 million EU citizens have chronic pain, but there is still much progress to be made in improving diagnosis and treatment. Pain Concern’s Rowena Jacobs attended ...

Transcript – Programme 65: Hypnosis and Unexplained Pain

April 09 , 2015
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Bringing mind and body together to reduce pain with self-hypnosis. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In this edition of Airing Pain we hear how healthcare professionals can use hypnotic techniques to help people in pain. This is not the hypnosis of stage performances, but ...

Airing Pain 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

February 17 , 2015
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Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture This edition has been funded by Grünenthal. Almost 100 million EU citizens have chronic pain, but there is still much progress to be made in improving diagnosis and treatment. Pain Concern’s Rowena Jacobs attended the fifth Societal ...

Transcript – Programme 31: Brain Imaging: Looking into your pain

November 28 , 2014
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How pain can be seen in the brain, and the research showing pain to be a condition in its own right. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In this programme we feature two areas of research which are helping in the understanding of pain. Professor ...

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 ...

Trawsgript – Airing Pain (Sôn am Boen) Rhaglen 48: Nyrsio tu hwnt i gyffuriau

June 06 , 2014
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Sut gall nyrsus ddefnyddio therapi ymlacio, tylino, aciwbigo ac empathi i helpu pobl  reoli eu poen Cefnogwyd y prosiect darlledu a chyfieithu hwn gan Ymddiriedolaeth Oakdale. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download ‘Dychmygwch sut mae’n teimlo os ydych chi mewn poen a phobl ddim yn eich ...

Transcript – Programme 48: Nursing Beyond Drugs

June 06 , 2014
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How nurses can use relaxation therapy, massage, acupuncture and empathy to help people manage their pain To listen to this programme, please click here. [For a Welsh language version of this transcript please click here.] Prefer a PDF?Download ‘Imagine how it feels like if you’re in pain and people won’t ...

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 48: Nursing Beyond Drugs

November 20 , 2013
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How nurses can use relaxation therapy, massage, acupuncture and empathy to help people manage their pain [For a Welsh language transcript please click here.] This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Wales. ‘Imagine how it feels if you’re in pain and people won’t ...

Airing Pain 43: Patient Involvement and Pain Management

May 08 , 2013
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Involving pain patients in health services and learning how to self-manage pain whilst working This programme was funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans travels to Northern Ireland to visit a patients’ organisation, the Patient ...

Airing Pain 31: Brain Imaging: Looking into your pain

April 18 , 2012
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How pain can be seen in the brain, and the research showing pain to be a condition in its own right This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. In this programme we feature two areas of research which are helping in the understanding of pain. Professor Karen ...

Airing Pain 1: Introduction to Pain

September 28 , 2010
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What is chronic pain and how can we manage it? We talk to health professionals and patients to find out more In the first Airing Pain programme we introduce the subject of pain and its management, featuring contributors with a variety of expertise and experience. Professors Blair Smith and Richard ...