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Transcript – Programme 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

March 01 , 2021
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Rethinking long-term pain management To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here orDownload 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 ...

Transcript – Programme 120: Osteoporosis

April 24 , 2020
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How we prevent, manage and diagnose this ‘silent disease’ To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Osteoporosis is a largely ignored condition that affects over 3 million people ...

Airing Pain 120: Osteoporosis

January 07 , 2020
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How we prevent, manage and diagnose this ‘silent disease’ This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Osteoporosis is a largely ignored condition that affects over 3 million people in the UK, with women being more at risk; a condition which, because ...

Transcript – Programme 109: Fibromyalgia

October 09 , 2019
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Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s journey with living with FM This edition has been supported by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. Fibromyalgia (FM) affects around 2% of the UK population, with 80-90% of ...

Airing Pain 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 This edition has been supported by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Fibromyalgia (FM) affects around 2% of the UK population, with 80-90% of those being women, and being a widely misunderstood condition its exact ...

Transcript – Programme 104: How Sleep and Chronic Pain Interact

September 25 , 2018
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More pain, less sleep. Less sleep, more pain. The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? This edition is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer ...

Airing Pain 104: How Sleep And Chronic Pain Interact

July 31 , 2018
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More pain, less sleep; less sleep, more pain – The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. Sleep can be a ...

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. Ade and Paul Evans For top-level athletes, chronic pain can ...

Airing Pain 90: Back Pain

May 10 , 2017
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David Rogers, physiotherapist and co-author of Back to Life, explains persistent back pain and some simple exercises that can help This programme was funded by a grant from The Schuh Trust. Back pain causes more disability than any other condition in the UK[1]. It is the second most common ...

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 For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. Over ten million people in the UK live with arthritis and it is ...

Airing Pain 81 : Life after limb loss

June 02 , 2016
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Supporting amputee veterans to rebuild their lives, and psychological techniques beyond words For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by the MacRobert Trust and the Forces in Mind Trust. Hundreds of veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan sustained injuries leading ...

Airing Pain 73: Foot Pain

October 27 , 2015
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Taking care of our feet, plus, why we need toes For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is funded by a grant from the Schuh Trust. About ten per cent of the adult population experience disabling levels of foot pain. Producer Paul Evans hears from ...

Airing Pain 63: Interventional Pain Management

February 03 , 2015
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From nerve-blocks to spinal cord stimulators: how interventional approaches can help For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by Pfizer. Physiotherapy, exercise, medications and clinical psychology all play an important role in pain management, but what happens if these treatments don’t give people ...

Airing Pain 62: Independent Living

July 29 , 2014
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How to get support in regaining independence and the physical and mental health benefits of social exercise This edition has been funded by a grant from the Moffat Charitable Trust. How can people left disabled and housebound by chronic pain be supported to live independently? Producer Paul Evans visits ...

Airing Pain 58: The Pain Toolkit

June 05 , 2014
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Learning to live with it: a toolkit for self-management This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. ‘You have to learn to live with it.’ Pete Moore’s GP told him after running out of treatment options for chronic pain. From his own experiences of learning ...

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 52: Better Care for People in Pain

January 15 , 2014
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How to ensure people in pain get the best treatment: a new guideline for chronic pain in Scotland This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. At the launch of a new guideline on treatment of chronic pain in Scotland, Paul Evans speaks to patients ...

Airing Pain 41: Inside a Multidisciplinary Pain Team

April 10 , 2013
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A look at how experts from different backgrounds work together in multidisciplinary pain teams This edition was funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Presenter Paul Evans travels to Northern Ireland to meet a multidisciplinary pain team at Craigavon Area Hopsital, including doctors, ...

Airing Pain 7: Exercise and Improving Mobility

December 21 , 2010
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Getting back into exercise and improving mobility. Plus, funding for pain services, and how can we best describe pain to a health professional? Airing Pain visits the Frenchay Hospital Pain Clinic in Bristol where we hear from staff and patients. Paul Evans sits in on a consultation with physiotherapist ...