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Airing Pain 125: Opioid-Induced Constipation

November 03 , 2020
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Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by an educational grant from Kyowa Kirin. While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on the efficacy of opioids when ...

Sex and chronic pain

July 06 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download 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 ...

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 This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it only our attitudes towards pain that differ? In this ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

December 05 , 2017
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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 allows us to express love ...

Airing Pain 88: What to EXPPECT When You’re in Pelvic Pain

March 20 , 2017
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We visit the EXPPECT pelvic pain clinic, where women share their experiences and advice for living with persistent bladder and pelvic pain This edition has been funded by a grant from the Women’s Fund For Scotland. Interstitial cystitis, a.k.a painful bladder syndrome, is a poorly understood bladder condition that ...

Airing Pain 87: Vulvodynia

February 15 , 2017
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From diagnosis difficulties to defining gender: the effects of Vulvodynia on women today This edition has been funded by a grant from the Women’s Fund For Scotland. Vulvodynia is a nerve-based pain, often described as a burning or stinging sensation, which affects the vulva. 1 in 7 seven women ...

Airing Pain 71: Protect our Girls

May 26 , 2015
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Persistent pain and the fight to end female genital mutilation [Tafadhali bofya hapa ili kusoma nukuu ya nakala ya programu hii iliyofasiriwa kwa Kiswahili.] This edition has been funded by a grant from Rosa: The UK fund for women and girls Over 100,000 women in the UK have been affected by female ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 42: Endometriosis and Support Groups

April 24 , 2013
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Learning to manage endometriosis and how support groups can help This programme was funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Paul Evans visits an endometriosis support group in Belfast, and interviews founder Anna Jaminson and guest speaker gynaecologist Dr David Hunter. Dr Hunter discusses ...

Airing Pain 33: Gender and Communication

May 16 , 2012
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How gender can influence experiences of pain, and living with cluster headaches This programme was funded by an educational grant from Pfizer. We hear about orofacial pain (pain of the face and mouth) from Dr Barry Sessle, a professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto ...

Airing Pain 20: The Social Costs of Pain

November 17 , 2011
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The societal and economic impact of pain and driving pain up the agenda This programme was funded by an educational grant from Grünenthal. Pain has a huge impact not just on individuals but also on society, healthcare systems and the economy. Airing Pain takes a look at how the ...
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