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Chronic pain after surgery

July 11 , 2019
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[message_box color="white"]Download a pdf version of this leaflet here.[/message_box] Chronic pain after surgery What is chronic post-surgical pain? How common is it? How is it treated? Professor Julie Bruce & Professor Stephan Schug explain What is chronic post-surgical pain? Let’s start with some definitions – acute postoperative pain is the pain experienced ...

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 ...

Chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

June 28 , 2016
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[message_box color="white"]Download a PDF version of this leaflet here[/message_box] Chronic pain after breast cancer surgery By Professor Julie Bruce Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, and surgery – either to the breast and/or the underarm area – is the main treatment. There are two main types of ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 78: Putting Children’s Pain in the Picture

January 06 , 2016
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How children can express their pain in art, plus tips for parents This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. ‘In hospital. Don’t know what’s going to happen to me.’ These words, written by a child asked to describe her pain after surgery, speak of the ...

Transcript – Programme 7: Exercise and Improving Mobility

May 26 , 2015
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Getting back into exercise and improving mobility. Plus, funding for pain services, and how can we best describe pain to a health professional? To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Airing Pain visits the Frenchay Hospital Pain Clinic in Bristol where we hear from staff and ...

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 ...

Airing Pain 44: Pain Management at Both Extremes of Life

May 22 , 2013
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Pain experienced by the very young and very old and the similar issues arising when dealing with these very different types of patient This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks ...

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 7: Exercise and Improving Mobility

December 21 , 2010
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Getting back into exercise and improving mobility. Plus, funding for pain services, and how can we best describe pain to a health professional? Airing Pain visits the Frenchay Hospital Pain Clinic in Bristol where we hear from staff and patients. Paul Evans sits in on a consultation with physiotherapist ...

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 ...