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Airing Pain 106: Pain Education For Doctors, Patients And Parents

September 04 , 2018
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What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust. According to the British Pain Society, doctors and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) ...

Call to participate in research study focusing on effects of long term pain

August 14 , 2018
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Are you living with chronic pain? Swansea University are conducting a research study to assess people’s understanding and experiences of long term medication for chronic pain. If you live in Swansea, Bridgend, or Neath Port Talbot and would like to get involved, please click here. ...

Treatment with opioids not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications — Study

March 07 , 2018
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A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications in patients with chronic back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. You can find the full study here: http://ow.ly/veOf30iO8ms ...

Airing Pain 96: The British Pain Society at 50

November 14 , 2017
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In honour of the British Pain Society reaching a 50-year milestone, current BPS president Dr Andrew Baranowski, founding member Professor Sir Michael Bond, and Pain Concern’s chair Heather Wallace were invited to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to the understanding of pain This programme was funded ...

Airing Pain 83: Arthritis: From self-help to cutting edge research

June 30 , 2016
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Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. Over ten million people in the UK live with arthritis and it is the most common cause of pain. Professor David Walsh ...

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 ...
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