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Pain Matters 73: Neuropathic pain special – Out Now!

October 31 , 2019
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We are delighted here at Pain Matters HQ to have the neuropathic pain team from University College London Hospital Pain Management Centre guest-editing issue 73. This edition of the magazine takes an in-depth look at all aspects of neuropathic pain, from what it is to how best to manage ...

Airing Pain 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

July 07 , 2020
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Rethinking long-term pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from Kyowa Kirin donated for this purpose.  The opioid crisis reached its peak in the United States in 2017, where addiction and overprescription have led to 218,000 deaths from prescription overdoses between the years of 1999 and 2017. The ...

Amitriptyline

July 12 , 2019
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WE RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR LEAFLET, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.  Prefer a PDF?Download 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 and how do they work? ...

Airing Pain 115: Neuropathic Pain 1 of 2: Targeted pain management programmes

July 02 , 2019
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Exploring neuropathic pain and the various ways it can be managed Understanding the differences between neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain, and the varied responses they demand. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the ideas behind Pain Management Programmes, and highlights the importance of the patient in ...

BOOK REVIEW – Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 04 , 2020
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Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin Dead Ink Books, 320pp, £11.99 ISBN: 978-1911585541 Published May 2019 Review by Sarah Edwards This novel is written from the perspective of Laura, a young woman with endometriosis. It tracks her life backwards from 2016, as a working mother in New York, all the way ...

Airing Pain 116: Neuropathic Pain 2 of 2: Latest research

August 06 , 2019
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Half a century worth of research exists on neuropathic pain but what are the latest developments?  This edition of Airing Pain is facilitated by the neuropathic pain special interest group (NeuPSIG) of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). With the previous edition of Airing Pain focusing ...

Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience: Working together in pain management programmes

November 05 , 2019
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Patient volunteers and healthcare professionals on working together in pain management programmes This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from the Plum Trust. In September, the British Pain Society’s special interest group on pain management programmes held their annual conference. A workshop entitled ‘Experts by ...

Airing Pain 118: Pain Management in Young People

October 01 , 2019
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How chronic pain in adolescence requires different pain management strategies In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans looks at the issues concerning pain amongst adolescents, including the impact on parents. First-off, Paul speaks to Dr Jeremy Gauntlet-Gilbert, principal clinical psychologist at the Bath Centre for Pain Services, ...

New Classification for Chronic Pain

September 16 , 2019
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). For the first time, they have included chronic pain and provided specific pain diagnoses. Under the new system, chronic pain is classified as either chronic primary pain or chronic secondary pain. Chronic primary pain is defined ...

IASP Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

September 11 , 2019
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The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has made 2019 their ‘Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable’. The groups included in IASP’s Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable are: older persons (including pain in dementia), infants and young children, individuals with ...

Airing Pain 122: The Many Faces of Research & Fibromyalgia

May 05 , 2020
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Visiting the forefront of research into pain conditions This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from The Mirianog Trust donated for this purpose. It was recorded at the end of April 2020, the second month of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. All interviews were recorded prior ...

Airing Pain 126: Domestic Violence and Chronic Pain

January 12 , 2021
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Examining the links between domestic violence and chronic pain, particularly during the Covid-19 lockdown  This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland.The Coronavirus pandemic has been long and isolating for everyone, but particularly for those who experience abuse. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have ...
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