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Pain Management

Pain Management

PAIN MANAGEMENT TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORT
Chronic pain affects an estimated 15.5 million people (over 34% of the population) in the United Kingdom. Here you’ll discover the most up-to-date pain management information, including therapies and natural methods for dealing with chronic pain.

Types of Pain

Acute pain lasts only a few seconds and rarely progresses to chronic pain. Chronic pain lasts for a long time. Most medical therapies are ineffective against it, and it causes serious complications.

Symptoms & Causes

The sensation of physical pain can be mild, sharp, severe, or dull. Learn how to describe the symptoms of different forms of pain to a doctor.

Diagnosis & Tests

Quality-of-Life Scale for Pain

One tool that can help your doctor analyse your discomfort is the quality of life scale. This similar scale can help you and your doctor track whether you’re improving, deteriorating, or experiencing treatment-related problems.

Treatment & Care

Due to pain being so complex, there are numerous therapeutic methods available, including drugs, treatments, and mind-body modalities. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as the potential for addiction.

Natural Pain Relief

In addition to medication or surgery, lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, and counselling can help relieve pain.

Spine Pain and Treatments

Both surgical and nonsurgical therapies are considered if you have painful compression fractures in your spine. An overview is provided in this article.

Pain Medications | OTC and Prescription

This overview looks at the different types of pain medications available, as well as the potential adverse effects. Continue reading.

Opioids Pain Medications

Learn more about the risks and advantages of opioids, which are commonly used to manage severe pain.

Nerve Block Injections and Pain (Local Anesthesia)

When a local anaesthetic is given, it induces a nerve block, which prevents the pain from being felt. Find out what nerve blocks are and how they’re utilised.

Trigger Point Injections

Learn about trigger point injections, which are used to treat significant muscular “knots.” To learn more, go here.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Electrical signals at low levels can prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Continue reading to find out more.

Spinal Drug Delivery Systems

People with cancer or persistent pain benefit from these systems. Please read the following quick introduction.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump

PCA pumps have a lot of advantages when it comes to pain relief. More information on PCA pumps can be found here.

TENS (Electrothermal Therapy)

TENS may be useful for short-term pain alleviation. Learn how TENS can change the way your brain perceives pain.

Bioelectric Therapy

This is a non-addictive alternative to pain relievers. Learn how bioelectric therapy can prevent pain signals from reaching the brain.

Surgery and Pain

There are surgical treatment options for treating pain as a last resort. They are briefly described in this article.

Treating Cancer Pain

To receive the best effect, it’s critical to begin cancer pain treatment as soon as feasible.

Treating Pain in Children

Obtaining an objective and precise measurement of pain in children is the most difficult challenge involved in treating pain in children.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment technique in which fine needles are inserted into particular spots on the body. It’s mostly used to cure pain, but it’s also been used to treat other ailments.

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

The benefits of mind-body treatments, acupuncture, and various dietary supplements for relieving pain have gathered during the last decade.

Living with and Managing Pain

Stress Relief for Pain

Pain is influenced by emotional and social factors, according to research conducted over the last 30 years. These, as well as the physical causes of pain, must be addressed.

Sexual Intimacy

Sexual issues can arise as a result of chronic pain. When you’re in agony, being intimate with your lover is probably the last thing on your mind.

Palliative Care

Find out how to deal with pain and other symptoms that come with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Support & Resources

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Find a Doctor

This directory can help you find extensive information on doctors in your area.

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Where to Get Help

This resource list will assist you and your family in finding relief from chronic pain.

Arthritis Action

This website is a fantastic resource for folks who suffer from arthritis.

British Association for the Study of Headache

This foundation’s website serves as a resource for headache sufferers and doctors.

BRAIN AND SPINE FOUNDATION

The Brain & Spine Foundation is the only national charity in the United Kingdom that provides information and support for all of the over 470 neurological disorders that affect one in every six persons in the country.

THE BRAIN CHARITY

Anyone with a neurological ailment, as well as their family, friends, and carers, can receive emotional support, practical assistance, and social activities through this organisation. Includes assistance with welfare benefits over the phone and via email.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A site with very thorough and up-to-date information about carpal tunnel syndrome, which is frequently maintained by a BPNS member with clinical and research interests in the condition.

Cochrane

A global network that gathers and summarises data from studies on a variety of medical illnesses, including treatments for various types of neuropathy and evidence for the management of neuropathic pain in a variety of conditions.

Charcot Marie Tooth

A wealth of information regarding CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) diagnosis and therapy is available.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is here to support you, whether you’re looking for diabetes information or just someone to chat to.

Gain

For patients and their families, there is information and support on inflammatory neuropathies, as well as a telephone helpline for residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

JAMES LIND ALLIANCE

A website that brings people and professionals together to discuss treatment options and other aspects of specific health concerns. Consider forming or joining an existing ‘Priority Setting Partnership (PSP)’ in a condition in which you have experience or interest.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY UK

Not only does it include information on musculoskeletal dystrophies, but it also provides information on neuropathies that cause muscle weakness, such as CMT.

MND Association

MNDA offers information on motor neuron disease (MND) and Kennedy’s disease, as well as what to do if you’ve recently been diagnosed with one of these diseases.

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A unified voice for 80 organisations in England that work together to help persons with neurological diseases.

Pain Concern

Information and support on all areas of pain (through various media outlets). There are pamphlets on neuropathic pain, foot pain self-management, and sleep.

Patient Information

A fairly extensive site that includes articles on autonomic neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic amyotrophy, Charcot joints, femoral neuropathy, pes cavus, POEMS, ulnar neuropathy, tarsal tunnel, and EMG.

Physiotherapy

Using the latest evidence-based ideas and methods to optimise your recovery. A wide range of treatments is available.

British Polio

An organisation dedicated to assisting persons living in the United Kingdom who are suffering from the late consequences of polio and post-polio syndrome.

Vasculitis UK

For patients and specialists, a full overview of vasculitis, including neuropathy and treatment recommendations.

TFFPN

A non-profit organisation devoted to all areas of peripheral neuropathy in the United States.

Cancer Research UK

This agency is dedicated to raising awareness of the various forms of cancer and finding cures.

British Pain Society

The British Pain Society aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain.

Pain Support

Pain Support offers chronic pain support for all those with long-term pain.

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