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Tag: Pain management programmes

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

February 17 , 2020
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In issue 73 of Pain Matters, we published an article about the Matrix programme, developed by the Pain Management Centre at University College London Hospitals to help introduce mindfulness into their neuropathic pain treatment.   You can read all about the programme here: thriveglobal.com/stories/how-a-mindfulness-based-approach-is-helping-people-manage-chronic-pain/   Or, to read the original article in our Pain ...

Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience, Out Now

November 05 , 2019
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Experts by Experience, a new Airing Pain episode recorded live at the British Pain Society's special interest group on pain management programmes, is out now. This episode looks at the psychological benefit to patients, and the professional value to healthcare trusts, of patient-volunteers working within pain management programmes. Listen ...

Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience: Working together in pain management programmes

November 05 , 2019
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Patient volunteers and healthcare professionals on working together in pain management programmes This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from the Plum Trust. In September, the British Pain Society’s special interest group on pain management programmes held their annual conference. A workshop entitled ‘Experts by ...

Pain Matters 73: Neuropathic pain special – Out Now!

October 31 , 2019
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We are delighted here at Pain Matters HQ to have the neuropathic pain team from University College London Hospital Pain Management Centre guest-editing issue 73. This edition of the magazine takes an in-depth look at all aspects of neuropathic pain, from what it is to how best to manage ...

New Airing Pain episode, coming soon

October 31 , 2019
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Experts by Experience, a new Airing Pain episode recorded live at the British Pain Society's special interest group on pain management programmes, is coming soon. This episode looks at the psychological benefit to patients, and the professional value to healthcare trusts, of patient-volunteers working within pain management programmes.   Listen ...

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 ...

Transcript – Programme 115: Neuropathic Pain 1 of 2: Targeted pain management programmes

August 14 , 2019
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Understanding the differences between neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain, and the varied responses they demand. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the ideas behind Pain Management Programmes, and highlights the importance of the patient in ...

Transcript – Programme 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech and Pleasure

August 01 , 2019
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Singing, laughing and the feel good factor. Pain Management, the fun way. This edition has been funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. The British Pain Society’s (BPS) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary nature of the society ...

Airing Pain 115: Neuropathic Pain 1 of 2: Targeted pain management programmes

July 02 , 2019
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Exploring neuropathic pain and the various ways it can be managed For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. Understanding the differences between neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain, and the varied responses they demand. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the ideas behind Pain Management ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Cancer Pain

March 11 , 2019
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Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and Bristol Pain Management Programme

February 25 , 2019
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What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. The ...

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 For a full transcript of this programme please click here. 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, ...

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 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech and Pleasure

August 01 , 2018
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Singing, laughing and the feel good factor; Pain management, the fun way For a full transcript of this programme, click here. This edition was funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. The British Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary nature of the society to be reflected through seminars, scientific ...

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? For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable ...

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  For a full transcript of this programme please click here. Ade and Paul Evans This edition is funded by a grant ...

Study finds CBT and pain education interventions improve pain in disadvantaged patients – Article

February 27 , 2018
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https://www.2minutemedicine.com/talk-therapy-modified-for-literacy-level-helps-ease-chronic-pain-for-disadvantaged-populations/ ...

Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education and North Bristol Pain Management Programme

January 03 , 2018
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What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. The International Association ...

Airing Pain 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

October 11 , 2017
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In the second part in Airing Pain’s series on complex regional pain syndrome, Paul speaks to specialists and patients at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease CRPS rehabilitation programme in Bath For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by grants 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 ...

Airing Pain 57: Self-Management, Psychology and ‘Physio-terrorists’

May 20 , 2014
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Stiff joints and dark thoughts: treatment of pain and the person For a full transcript of this programme please click here.   This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government.‘Pain medicine isn’t good at dealing with the effect of pain on the person’, says Jonathan Bannister, ...

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 For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. At the launch of a new guideline on treatment of ...

Airing Pain 51: At the Community Pain Management Programme

January 06 , 2014
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Practical insights and life-changing experiences at a community pain management course For a full transcript of this programme please click here. [For a Welsh language transcript please click here.] This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Wales. In the previous edition of Airing ...

Airing Pain 47: The Power of the Mind

November 06 , 2013
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Investigating ancient and futuristic techniques to reduce pain using the power of the mind: from mindfulness to neuro-engineering For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. In this edition of Airing Pain Paul Evans explores the ...

Airing Pain 45: Helping Us to Help Ourselves

June 06 , 2013
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Empowering patients from GP's surgery to Pain Management Programme For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Healthcare professionals and people with pain need to work together to manage chronic pain conditions, ...

Airing Pain 43: Patient Involvement and Pain Management

May 08 , 2013
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Involving pain patients in health services and learning how to self-manage pain whilst working For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This programme was funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans travels to ...

Airing Pain 32: Pain Management Programmes

May 03 , 2012
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What is a pain management programme? We find out more with the patients and staff on the Glasgow programme For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. Airing Pain sheds some light on pain management programmes: what they are, ...

Airing Pain 16: Power over Mind and Body

April 25 , 2011
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Getting mind and body working together on a pain management programme, and loosening up with hydrotherapy Pain management programmes teach people with pain the strategies they need to live as full a life as possible. Paul Evans talks to patients and professionals at Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh ...

Airing Pain 5: Learning to Live with Pain

November 23 , 2010
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Learning how to live with pain and living with people in pain, and what pain management programmes do For a full transcript of this programme please click here. Pain management programmes can ‘remove the barriers’ that prevent people with pain from living a normal life, says Dr Owen Hughes ...