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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, ...

Antidepressants

August 21 , 2019
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Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet.   Antidepressants Many people living with long-term pain (also known as chronic or persistent pain) are worried about using medicines like antidepressants. They might worry that the doctor thinks it’s ‘all in my mind.’ And they want ...

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 ...

Medicines for long-term pain

July 11 , 2019
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Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; and opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about therapy options and enable informed discussions with their GP health ...

Airing Pain 110: Living with Cancer Pain

February 05 , 2019
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Living with a diagnosis, what palliative care entails, and non-pharmacological treatments This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. According to Cancer Research UK, 50% of all people in England and Wales diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for ten years or more. This edition of Airing Pain ...

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 ...

‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

January 24 , 2018
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Public Health England is launching a review into "growing problem" of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pregabalin and gabapentin (the latter two are also used to ...

Transcript – Programme 15: Effective Communication – Patients and Professionals

February 08 , 2016
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Better communication for doctors and patients and how to make the most of medical appointments To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Communication is fundamental to the relationship between patient and healthcare professional. In this programme Airing Pain looks at this issue from both the patient and doctor’s ...

Transcript – Programme 16: Power Over Mind and Body

May 26 , 2015
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Getting mind and body working together on a pain management programme, and loosening up with hydrotherapy To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Pain management programmes teach people with pain the strategies they need to live as full a life as possible. Paul Evans talks to ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 68: The Brain and the Genes

April 14 , 2015
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The science behind pain and its treatment, and why understanding it matters This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. 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 ...

Transcript – Programme 41: Inside a Multidisciplinary Pain Team

September 29 , 2014
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A look at how experts from different backgrounds work together in multidisciplinary pain teams. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Presenter Paul Evans travels to Northern Ireland to meet a multidisciplinary pain team at Craigavon Area Hospital, including doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists, led by Dr ...

Trawsgript – Airing Pain (Sôn am Boen) Rhaglen 51: Yn ymweld â rhaglen rheolaeth poen yn y gymuned

June 06 , 2014
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Mewnwelediadau ymarferol a phrofiadau newid bywyd ar gwrs rheolaeth poen yn y gymuned Cefnogwyd y prosiect darlledu a chyfieithu hwn gan Ymddiriedolaeth Oakdale. To listen to the programme, click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Yn rhaglen flaenorol Airing Pain buom yn archwilio manteision ac anfanteision cymryd rheolaeth poen i mewn i’r gymuned. Y ...

Transcript – Programme 51: At the Community Pain Management Programme

June 06 , 2014
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Practical insights and life-changing experiences on a community pain management course To listen to this programme, please click here. [For a Welsh language version of this transcript please click here.] Prefer a PDF?Download In the previous edition of Airing Pain we explored the pros and cons of taking pain management into ...

Airing Pain 51: At the Community Pain Management Programme

January 06 , 2014
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Practical insights and life-changing experiences at a community pain management course [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. In the previous edition of Airing Pain we explored the pros and cons of taking ...

Airing Pain 41: Inside a Multidisciplinary Pain Team

April 10 , 2013
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A look at how experts from different backgrounds work together in multidisciplinary pain teams This edition was funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Presenter Paul Evans travels to Northern Ireland to meet a multidisciplinary pain team at Craigavon Area Hopsital, including doctors, ...

Airing Pain 16: Power over Mind and Body

April 25 , 2011
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Getting mind and body working together on a pain management programme, and loosening up with hydrotherapy Pain management programmes teach people with pain the strategies they need to live as full a life as possible. Paul Evans talks to patients and professionals at Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh ...

Airing Pain 15: Effective Communication: Patients and professionals

April 11 , 2011
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Better communication for doctors and patients and how to make the most of medical appointments Communication is fundamental to the relationship between patient and healthcare professional. In this programme Airing Pain looks at this issue from both the patient and doctor’s point of view. Psychologist David Craig of Glasgow comments ...

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 ...