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Act Now: Musculoskeletal Health Inequalities and Depravation Report

June 04 , 2024
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The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance launched an enquiry into musculoskeletal health inequalities – it was the first of its kind nationally.  (Musculoskeletal conditions broadly means that which affects bone, muscles and joints). According to ARMA, musculoskeletal conditions linked to deprivation or age, are more prevalent in women, and ...

Predictors of Suicide Risk in Chronic Pain Patients

February 29 , 2024
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Living with chronic pain can be a heavy burden. Indeed, people with chronic pain face double the risk of death by suicide compared to individuals without pain. And so it is vitally important to identify those at risk in order to get them the right help and ...

NSAID Study Results

November 21 , 2023
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Last year some of our members kindly contributed to a study carried out by the University of Strathclyde on behalf of HIS (Healthcare Improvement Scotland). This study aimed to explore the advice and support offered to patients by pharmacists taking common painkillers known as NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory ...

Pain Concern Poster wins People’s Choice Award!

November 08 , 2023
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Find out about our award-winning poster, and take a read yourself.

NICE are looking for your help

August 30 , 2023
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NICE are calling for help from people with lived experience of pain and their healthcare professionals - help shape their patient decision aid.

Pain Concern presents poster on the Impact of Helpline Services

May 09 , 2023
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Pain Concern presented the poster 'Impact of a Patient-led Helpline on NHS Services' at the British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2023. Read below, or download the poster. The poster was created by Dr. Martin Dunbar, Dr. Cathy Price and Pain Concern's People, Project and Operations Manager Sam Mason. ...

Airing Pain 134 – Warwick Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain

December 01 , 2022
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Listen to Airing Pain 134 - Warwick Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

September 10 , 2021
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Trigger warning: suicide, suicide ideation, self-harm The 10th of September marks World Suicide Prevention Day 2021. So, here at Pain Concern, we decided to do some research on the links between suicide and chronic pain. Despite the fact that research in this area is limited, there is already ...

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 ...

Pain Management in Lockdown

April 28 , 2020
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Pain specialists from around the world have reviewed ways in which people with chronic pain can continue to be helped using modern technology despite pain treatment centre across the world having closed their doors. Publishing their results in the medical journal Pain, they point out that telemedicine ...

Call for Volunteers for a Study to Help Explain Distress and Disability in Chronic Pain

April 22 , 2020
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ARE YOU AN ADULT WITH CHRONIC PAIN? Our friends at the University of Warwick Psychology Department's Sleep & Pain Lab are looking for volunteers to complete a short online questionnaire for their WITHIN study, which aims to help explain distress and disability in chronic pain. If you are interested ...

Cannabis and Chronic Pain

September 12 , 2019
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NICE guidance on cannabis-based medicines out for consultation The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance for the use of cannabis-based medicines considering the evidence for their use in intractable nausea and vomiting; chronic pain; spasticity and epilepsy. It covers other related topics, ...
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