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Airing Pain 114: You, Your Drugs, and the Law: Gabapentinoids and medicinal cannabis

June 11 , 2019
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How does the law affect people who use drugs to manage their pain? This edition is funded by Foundation Scotland On 1 April 2019 Pregabalin and Gabapentin, drugs recommended for the management of neuropathic pain, were re-classified as class C controlled substances. Medicinal Cannabis: Is it safe? Does it work ...

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. In this edition of Airing Pain, returning contributor Mark Johnson, Director of the Centre for Pain Research at Leeds Beckett ...

Airing Pain 68: The Brain and the Genes

April 14 , 2015
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The science behind pain and its treatment, and why understanding it matters This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. If someone steps on your toe, your toe hurts – simple as that, right? Wrong! Professor Rolf-Detlef Treede explains how the brain and nervous system ...

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 ...

IASP: Global year against Neuropathic Pain

November 04 , 2014
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The 2014-2015 Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain has launched! Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), The Global Year Against Pain is a yearlong initiative designed to raise international awareness of pain. Each year, the campaign focuses on a different aspect of pain ...

Airing Pain 53: Headaches, Chilli Pepper Patches and the Placebo Effect

January 30 , 2014
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Investigating the diagnoses of headaches, and the benefits of topical and placebo treatments for chronic pain This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Paul Evans meets Dr Paul Davies, a Consultant Neurologist from Northampton General Hospital, who explains that whilst most headaches are benign ...

Airing Pain 37: What is Pain?

July 27 , 2012
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What pain is, and why understanding your pain is important In this programme Professor Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, explains the relationship between chronic pain and the brain, incorporating personal stories which illuminate this relationship. The importance ...

Airing Pain 23: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

January 03 , 2012
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Understanding complex regional pain syndrome, and treating phantom limbs with mirrors This programme was funded by a grant from Astellas Pharma. Paul Evans talks to Sunny Boshoff about her experience of complex regional pain syndrome and learns more about the causes of the condition from Dr Bill Macrae. We ...

Airing Pain 21: Opioids and Managing Pain in Remote Areas

December 01 , 2011
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How people in remote areas manage pain, and when and how to take opioids This programme was funded by a grant from Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All (Scotland) and by an educational grant from Pfizer. In this programme we hear about the challenges facing people with chronic pain ...

Airing Pain 17: Primary Care and Pain in the Brain

May 10 , 2011
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The healthcare professionals transforming pain management, and we take a closer look at how pain is produced by the brain Airing Pain was at the launch of the British Pain Society’s Primary and Community Care Special Interest Group where we heard from healthcare professionals who are working to improve ...

Airing Pain 2: Nerve Pain and How to Manage it

October 12 , 2010
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How problems with the nervous system can give rise to chronic pain, a personal success story of pain management and a Q&A with pain specialist Dr Mark Turtle Elizabeth Carrigan of the Australian Pain Management Association talks about how pain management techniques helped her come to terms with ...

Airing Pain 1: Introduction to Pain

September 28 , 2010
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What is chronic pain and how can we manage it? We talk to health professionals and patients to find out more In the first Airing Pain programme we introduce the subject of pain and its management, featuring contributors with a variety of expertise and experience. Professors Blair Smith and Richard ...
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