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Pain Concern’s links with Astley Ainslie hospital 

December 19 , 2023
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Pain Matters Magazine In 2021 Pain Concern marked the twenty fifth anniversary of the very first Pain Concern (UK) Lothian Group newsletter, later to become the Pain Matters magazine that we know today, by going back to where it all started - Astley Ainslie Hospital. The Lothian Group was ...

Coast to Coast challenge raises awareness of pain

October 26 , 2023
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Niki Jones and Lee Vaughan (left, second from left), Trustee Richard Pell (centre) and their supporters. In September 2023 two fundraisers with lived experience of pain undertook an epic 144 mile ride from one side of the UK to the other, with the aim of highlighting the ...

7 observations from a novice marathon runner

October 03 , 2023
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On October 15 Cameron Mckechnie completed the Amsterdam Marathon in aid of Pain Concern - we caught up with him to find out about his endeavour before the run. 1. What inspired you to participate in this fundraising marathon (and have you done anything like this before?)? I ...

Triathlon challenge

May 25 , 2023
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Dr Mick Serpell, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine for Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS Let me explain, I work with patients who have chronic pain. My journey as a novice in the triathlon world required me to make changes in my beliefs and behaviours. Changes very similar ...

Sponsored Peloton Fundraising for Pain Concern

May 03 , 2023
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From 7 - 12 May, a group of cyclists travelled in and around the north-east of England, sharing the latest understanding of pain science and management with the people who could benefit the most. The group behind this feat is Flippin’ Pain, a public health campaign that aims ...

Walk Your Dog Month

January 19 , 2023
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While #WalkYourDogMonth is an attempt to encourage people to exercise their dogs regularly, the team at Pain Concern reckon that it's a great opportunity to consider the positive effects that regular dog walks can have for the owners too – whether living with pain, or not. It goes ...

Manage Your Pain Leaflet

May 19 , 2022
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Take me to the leaflet A guide to becoming more active and reducing flare-ups. In this booklet Liz Macleod brings together a lifetime’s experience in helping people understand and manage their pain. Her practical approach gives encouragement to anyone who wants advice and support in living with pain. This ...

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 ...

Transcript – Programme 109: Fibromyalgia

January 07 , 2019
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Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s journey with living with FM To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This edition has been supported by the Women’s Fund for Scotland. In 2016, EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) published its Revised Recommendations for the Management of ...

Airing Pain 102: Chronic Pain And Resilience

May 01 , 2018
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Exploring what can be done for high-level athletes in the context of chronic pain, and how one man with a spinal injury found himself “in the zone” through cycling This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. For top-level athletes, chronic pain can very quickly end ...

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… This programme was funded by a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Getting some gentle exercise tops the NHS’ list of ten self-help tips ...

Airing Pain 92: Diabetic Neuropathy

July 05 , 2017
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Watch your step: with 80% of amputations preventable with the proper care, we discuss diabetic neuropathy & why we should treat our feet    This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. There are around 4.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK, and every day ...
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