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Tag: misconceptions

Not all in the mind

July 07 , 2019
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It is unfortunately not uncommon for people in pain to be told by others (family, colleagues or healthcare professionals) that their pain must be ‘all in the mind’. Amanda C de C Williams gives some tips on how you can respond There is a way of thinking that ...

Airing Pain 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

December 05 , 2017
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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. Along with food, shelter and clothing, sexual expression is one of the basic human needs. It allows us to express love ...

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 This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and The Hospital Saturday Fund. The first of two programmes on complex ...

Airing Pain 87: Vulvodynia

February 15 , 2017
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From diagnosis difficulties to defining gender: the effects of Vulvodynia on women today This edition has been funded by a grant from the Women’s Fund For Scotland. Vulvodynia is a nerve-based pain, often described as a burning or stinging sensation, which affects the vulva. 1 in 7 seven women ...

Airing Pain 78: Putting Children’s Pain in the Picture

January 06 , 2016
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How children can express their pain in art, plus tips for parents This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. ‘In hospital. Don’t know what’s going to happen to me.’ These words, written by a child asked to describe her pain after surgery, speak of the ...

Airing Pain 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

February 17 , 2015
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Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture This edition has been funded by Grünenthal. Almost 100 million EU citizens have chronic pain, but there is still much progress to be made in improving diagnosis and treatment. Pain Concern’s Rowena Jacobs attended the fifth Societal ...

Airing Pain 27: Arthritis: Challenging perceptions

February 21 , 2012
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Setting the record straight on arthritis, and practical tips on living with the condition. This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. In this programme we tackle the issue, raised by Judy on our forum, of how people with arthritis – which often has no obvious physical ...

Airing Pain 8: Work and Benefits

January 04 , 2011
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Is work good for us? We discuss working with chronic pain and the benefits system In the wake of the government’s introduction of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) which will see all people already on incapacity benefits reassessed for their ability to work by 2014, Airing Pain discusses benefit ...
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