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Transcript – Programme 112: Measuring Pain, Reading the Brain

March 26 , 2020
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How pain’s subjectivity makes it difficult to measure, rewiring the brain and new research that allows patients to visualise their pain To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition is funded by the Plum Foundation. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director ...

Pain Matters 74 – OUT NOW

February 25 , 2020
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INSIDE THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY PAIN TEAM Happy New Year from all of us at Pain Matters. In our first magazine of the new decade, we have invited the Chronic Pain Team from NHS Borders in the south of Scotland into the guest-editor’s chair for issue 74. In a jam-packed issue, ...

New Classification for Chronic Pain

September 16 , 2019
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). For the first time, they have included chronic pain and provided specific pain diagnoses. Under the new system, chronic pain is classified as either chronic primary pain or chronic secondary pain. Chronic primary pain is defined ...

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medicines out for consultation   The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance for the use of cannabis-based medicines considering the evidence for their use in intractable nausea and vomiting; chronic pain; spasticity and epilepsy.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

Airing Pain 117: Patients as Research Partners

September 03 , 2019
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Involving patients in researching their own condition – it seems logical, so why is it not more common?  This edition was facilitated by the British Pain Society and recorded at their Annual Scientific Meeting 2019. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the potential for patients to ...

Opioids

August 22 , 2019
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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 ...

Gabapentin and pregabalin

August 21 , 2019
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Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet   Gabapentin and pregabalin This leaflet is about gabapentin and pregabalin, two drugs which are part of a group sometimes called gabapentinoids. The leaflet will give you some background about gabapentin and pregabalin and help you to ...

Antidepressants

August 21 , 2019
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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 mind.’ And they want ...

Sex and chronic pain

July 12 , 2019
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[message_box color="white"]Download a pdf version of this leaflet here.[/message_box] Sex and chronic pain Persistent pain can impact on mood and on many areas of life such as work, exercise and socialising. This leaflet is designed to give advice to people who have found it more difficult or have had ...

Medicines for long-term pain

July 11 , 2019
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Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; and opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about therapy options and enable informed discussions with their GP health ...

Airing Pain 112: Measuring Pain, Reading the Brain

April 02 , 2019
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How pain’s subjectivity makes it difficult to measure, rewiring the brain, and new research that allows patients to visualise their pain This edition is funded by the Plum Foundation. For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director of ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Cancer Pain

March 11 , 2019
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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 chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and Bristol Pain Management Programme

February 25 , 2019
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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. Prefer a PDF? Click here. The ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

January 09 , 2019
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How chronic pain can affect both sexual and emotional intimacy, and remembering that communication is key. This programme is supported by an educational grant from the Tillyloss Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. Along with food, shelter and clothing, sexual expression is one ...

Transcript – Programme 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

June 12 , 2018
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Experts and patients discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS, and, if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable ...

Transcript – Programme 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

April 16 , 2018
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In the second part in Airing Pain’s series on complex regional pain syndrome, Paul speaks to specialists and patients at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease CRPS rehabilitation programme in Bath. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was ...

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 For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. 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 ...

Study finds CBT and pain education interventions improve pain in disadvantaged patients – Article

February 27 , 2018
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https://www.2minutemedicine.com/talk-therapy-modified-for-literacy-level-helps-ease-chronic-pain-for-disadvantaged-populations/ ...

Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and North Bristol Pain Management Programme

January 03 , 2018
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What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. The International Association ...

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 For a full transcript ...

Airing Pain 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

October 11 , 2017
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In the second part in Airing Pain’s series on complex regional pain syndrome, Paul speaks to specialists and patients at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease CRPS rehabilitation programme in Bath For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by grants from ...

Airing Pain 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

September 06 , 2017
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Experts and sufferers discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS and if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and The ...

Airing Pain 93: Easy Being Green

August 07 , 2017
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AP al fresco! The benefits of gardening for our physical and mental health, plus why, when it comes to green space, size isn’t everything… For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Getting some gentle ...

Parenting a child or young person with chronic pain

August 11 , 2016
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Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet. Please note: This leaflet has just been revised and is in the process of being redesigned and reprinted. This PDF is the previous version. To read an up-to-date version of the text then click here.   Parenting ...

Free Pain Education Sessions in Glasgow

July 22 , 2015
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Call 0300 323 9966 or 07548 229 958 to book a place at one of our sessions in Alexandria, Clydebank, Easterhouse, Pollokshields or Possilpark. We're expanding to venues throughout Glasgow. Watch this space... What is the Pain Education Session? The pain education session is for anyone who has had ...

Airing Pain 19: Family Therapy

November 03 , 2011
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How pain affects family members and how family therapy can help This programme was funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All (Scotland). Pain can sometimes seem like an ‘uninvited guest’ or ‘intruder’ into family life. In this programme we look at the strain pain ...