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Breaking Barriers #1: The project – Breaking the barriers to self-management

September 01 , 2015
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Self-management – we know it’s one of the things that can most improve the lives of people living with pain, but all too often it’s not being put into practice successfully. After speaking to people with pain and healthcare professionals, we’ve been able to put together a clearer ...

Airing Pain 79: Side Effects, Placebos and a Brief History of Nerve Pain

May 03 , 2016
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Making sense of side effects, the power of placebo, and the improving treatment of neuropathic pain This edition has been funded by friends and supporters of Pain Concern. Tens of thousands of soldiers in the First World War survived with limb amputations, but doctors and wider society were unprepared ...

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 ...

Breaking Barriers: Self-Management Awareness Week 2015!

September 28 , 2015
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New award-winning research reveals self-management as a key route to improvement for people with chronic pain! Pain Concern has just released a new and unique study offering hope to the one-in-five people affected by and living with persistent pain in Scotland. Launched as part of Self-Management Awareness Week, (28 ...

Airing Pain 67: Biopsychosocial and spiritual?

March 31 , 2015
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The place of faith in pain relief, plus physiotherapy meets mental health, and educating doctors This edition is funded by a donation from the residents at Falcon House, Edinburgh. It’s well established that pain needs to be understood and treated as a biopsychosocial problem, but what about the spiritual ...

New report highlights a number of potential barriers to self-management of chronic pain

March 04 , 2015
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A research study carried out by Pain Concern has identified a range of common barriers which can make the facilitation and adoption of self-management of chronic pain more difficult. The study focused on the participants’ experiences of primary care and data was gathered from people living with chronic ...

Airing Pain 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

February 17 , 2015
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Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture This edition has been funded by Grünenthal. Almost 100 million EU citizens have chronic pain, but there is still much progress to be made in improving diagnosis and treatment. Pain Concern’s Rowena Jacobs attended the fifth Societal ...

Poll highlights problem of discrimination at work

July 28 , 2014
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Two-thirds of people in pain have experienced discrimination at work, the findings of an online poll conducted by Pain Concern suggest. One hundred and six people participated in the survey on Pain Concern’s HealthUnlocked forum, with 70 answering ‘Yes’ to the question: ‘Do you feel you have had ...

Airing Pain 55: More Power to You

April 24 , 2014
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Prescriptions for yoga and harnessing the power of social interaction This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. In Airing Pain episode 55 we hear about two very different ways of giving people in pain the knowledge and power to help themselves. Will we soon be able ...

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 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 ...

Can listening to music help with pain management?

October 14 , 2013
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Lloydspharmacy is looking into how listening to music can help with pain management and would like to know what you think. Have you tried listening to music to relax or distract yourself from chronic pain? Do you think it can help you to manage your pain? Lloydspharmacy would ...
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