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Airing Pain 124: Diabetic Neuropathy

September 01 , 2020
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Managing neuropathic pain related to diabetes, and how to adapt diet to treat the disease This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from The Champ Trust and Foundation Scotland According to the most recent Scottish Diabetes Survey in 2018, there are an estimated 304,000 people ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 122: The Many Faces of Research

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 ...

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 ...

Neuropathic pain

September 26 , 2019
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Click on the image below to download the PDF version of this leaflet. Please note: This leaflet has just been revised and is in the process of being redesigned and reprinted. The full colour PDF version will be available for download in due course. To download an up-to-date ...

Transcript – Programme 115: Neuropathic Pain 1 of 2: Targeted pain management programmes

August 14 , 2019
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Understanding the differences between neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain, and the varied responses they demand. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the ideas behind Pain Management Programmes, and highlights the importance of the patient in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Transcript – Programme 92: Diabetic Neuropathy

November 20 , 2017
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With 80% of amputations preventable with the proper care, we discuss diabetic neuropathy & why we should treat our feet To listen to to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. There are around 4.5 million people living with ...

Airing Pain 92: Diabetic Neuropathy

July 05 , 2017
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Watch your step: with 80% of amputations preventable with the proper care, we discuss diabetic neuropathy & why we should treat our feet    This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. There are around 4.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK, and every day ...

Transcript – Programme 79: Side Effects, Placebos and a Brief History of Nerve Pain

August 29 , 2016
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Making sense of side effects, the power of placebo, and the improving treatment of neuropathic pain. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Tens of thousands of soldiers in the First World War survived with limb amputations, but doctors and wider society were unprepared for and ...

Airing Pain 85: Pain in Europe

July 26 , 2016
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Why pain is a matter of life and death, the struggle for diagnosis and challenging misperceptions of palliative care This edition is funded by Grunenthal. Around 20 per cent of Europe’s adult population live with chronic pain and the consequences for individuals and society are devastating. In this edition ...

Transcript – Programme 20: The Social Costs of Pain

February 11 , 2016
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The societal and economic impact of pain and driving pain up the agenda To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download 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 ...

Transcript – Programme 2: Nerve Pain and How to Manage it

February 08 , 2016
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How problems with the nervous system can give rise to chronic pain, a personal success story of pain management and a Q&A with pain specialist Dr Mark Turtle. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Elizabeth Carrigan of the Australian Pain Management Association talks about how ...

Transcript – Programme 14: Recent Developments in Nerve Pain and How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

April 16 , 2015
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What is a spinal cord stimulator and could it help you to manage your pain? Plus, complex regional pain syndrome, mirror therapy for phantom limbs, and how chronic pain affects and is affected by sleep To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Paul Evans meets Edith ...

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 53: Headaches, Chilli Pepper Patches and the Placebo Effect

October 02 , 2014
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Investigating the diagnoses of headaches, and the benefits of topical and placebo treatments for chronic pain. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Paul Evans meets Dr Paul Davies, a Consultant Neurologist from Northampton General Hospital, who explains that whilst most headaches are benign and can ...

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 ...

Transcript – Programme 54: Opioids, Memories and Prison Healthcare

July 28 , 2014
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Delving into the issues surrounding opioids and healthcare within prisons and investigating the relationship between memory and pain. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download  Paul Evans talks to Dr Cathy Stannard, a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, who outlines the use ...

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 ...

Transcript – Programme 47: The Power of the Mind

May 14 , 2014
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Investigating ancient and futuristic techniques to reduce pain using the power of the mind: from mindfulness to neuro-engineering. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In this edition of Airing Pain Paul Evans explores the possibility of controlling pain through techniques that focus on the brain ...

Airing Pain 54: Opioids, Memories and Prison Healthcare

February 12 , 2014
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Delving into the issues surrounding opioids and healthcare within prisons and investigating the relationship between memory and pain This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. Paul Evans talks to Dr Cathy Stannard, a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, who outlines ...

Airing Pain 53: Headaches, Chilli Pepper Patches and the Placebo Effect

January 30 , 2014
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Investigating the diagnoses of headaches, and the benefits of topical and placebo treatments for chronic pain This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Paul Evans meets Dr Paul Davies, a Consultant Neurologist from Northampton General Hospital, who explains that whilst most headaches are benign ...

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 47: The Power of the Mind

November 06 , 2013
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Investigating ancient and futuristic techniques to reduce pain using the power of the mind: from mindfulness to neuro-engineering This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. In this edition of Airing Pain Paul Evans explores the possibility of controlling pain through techniques that focus on ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 14: Recent Developments in Nerve Pain and How To Get a Good Night’s Rest

March 29 , 2011
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What is a spinal cord stimulator and could it help you to manage your pain? Plus, complex regional pain syndrome, mirror therapy for phantom limbs, and how chronic pain affects and is affected by sleep Paul Evans meets Edith Mowatt who has nerve root pain and hears how ...

Airing Pain 2: Nerve Pain and How to Manage it

October 12 , 2010
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How problems with the nervous system can give rise to chronic pain, a personal success story of pain management and a Q&A with pain specialist Dr Mark Turtle Elizabeth Carrigan of the Australian Pain Management Association talks about how pain management techniques helped her come to terms with ...