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How a medical practice changed its approach to pain

August 02 , 2023
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Calderside Medical Practice in Lanarkshire has moved from treating persistent pain as a symptom that needs a drug to treating it as a long-term condition that can be managed with information and support. Since changing their approach in 2016 they have registered around 300 patients with pain ...

Airing Pain 137: Pharmacists and Chronic Pain

June 07 , 2023
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How to Prescribe and De-prescribe Safely This edition of Airing Pain was prompted by the 2022 NICE Guidelines which follows a Public Health England report (2019) looking at medicines associated with dependence and withdrawal. This new legislation follows increased concerns in high levels of prescribing. This edition discusses the challenges ...

Gabapentin and Pregabalin Leaflet

May 19 , 2022
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Take me to the leaflet This leaflet is about gabapentin and pregabalin, two drugs which are part of a group sometimes called gabapentinoids. The leaflet by pain specialist Dr John Lee will give you some background about gabapentin and pregabalin and help you to understand how to use ...

Opioids Leaflet

October 19 , 2022
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Take me to the leaflet Opioids are a group of medicines that come from the extract of poppy seeds or other medicines that work in the same way. This leaflet by Dr Roger Knaggs explains all about their uses, including the benefits and risks associated with their use. Includes TypesBefore ...

Neuropathic Pain Leaflet

October 05 , 2022
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Take me to the leaflet What is neuropathic pain? What causes it and how can it be managed? Pain specialists Dr John Lee and Dr Alan Fayaz explain the condition and provide information on the treatment options available. Includes CausesMedicationsTreatmentsUnderstanding neuropathic pain ...

Antidepressants Leaflet

March 19 , 2022
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Take me to the leaflet Attending appointments with healthcare professionals any 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 to know how ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 125: Opioid-Induced Constipation

November 03 , 2020
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Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain management  To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Pain Concern is grateful to Professor Lesley Colvin, Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith and the charity Maggie’s for their help and advice. While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for ...

Transcript – Programme 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

July 07 , 2020
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Rethinking long-term pain management To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Download 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 ...

Pain Concern Statement on new NICE guidelines for management of chronic primary pain

April 12 , 2021
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12 April 2021 Pain Concern know from calls and emails to our helpline that these new guidelines are causing distress and anxiety to people living with chronic pain. Whilst we welcome the guidance on collaborative working between patients and healthcare professionals, and are pleased that the guidelines support ...

Airing Pain 125: Opioid-Induced Constipation

November 03 , 2020
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Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain management Pain Concern is grateful to Professor Lesley Colvin, Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith and the charity Maggie’s for their help and advice. While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on ...

Neuropathic Pain leaflet

November 25 , 2019
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We are delighted to announce that our popular booklet on neuropathic pain has been revised and reprinted, thanks to an award from Foundation Scotland. The booklet, originally written by Dr John Lee, has been revised and updated by Dr Alan Fayaz, Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia and ...

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 ...
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