Opioids

Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet Opioids Opioids are a group of medicines that come from the extract of poppy seeds or other medicines that work in the same way. Types of opioid The first opioids came directly from the poppy seed and include medicines
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Complex regional pain syndrome

What is neuropathic pain? What causes it and how can it be managed?
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Antidepressants

Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet.   Antidepressants Many people living with long-term pain (also known as chronic or persistent pain) are worried about using medicines like antidepressants. They might worry that the doctor thinks it’s ‘all in my
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Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is one of the most frequently used drugs to treat chronic pain. Dr Mick Serpell explains how amitriptyline works and gives reassurance about the side effects that you might experience, especially in the early stages
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TENS for pain relief

People living with long-term pain may be offered treatment with a TENS machine to help ease their symptoms, but what is it? How does it work? And what can it bring to your pain management toolkit? Physiotherapist Dr Pete Gladwell draws upon his clinical experience and research to answ
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Diet and pain

We all know that what we eat can affect our health. New research, however, shows that there may be a specific link between diet and pain. We interviewed pain specialist Dr Rae Bell who tells us more, and outlines steps you can take to improve your diet as part of your pain management
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Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Cancer Pain

Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means c
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Transcript – Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and Bristol Pain Management Programme

What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefe
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Transcript – Airing Pain 100: Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Session

In this 100th edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks to Heather Wallace, creator and driving force behind the Airing Pain radio programmes, who discusses the inspiration that led to the programme and its continued importance for Pain Concern and the chronic pain community. To liste
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Transcript – Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for young adults with chronic pain the difficulties of these formative years can become multifaceted. With 8% of young people in the 13-18 age range affected by chronic pain (15,000 living with arthritis alone), the
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