Airing Pain is the online radio programme and podcast from Pain Concern (http://painconcern.org.uk/) .
Each edition we bring together people with chronic pain and top specialists to talk about resources that can help.
You can listen to Airing Pain every Tuesday and Sunday at 8pm via Able Radio (https://www.ableradio.com/radio1.html) , with all episodes available on demand here and on our website (http://painconcern.org.uk/airing-pain/) .
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Pain Concern is a charity registered in Scotland SC023559.
Pain Management & Taking the Sting Out the Tail of Neuropathic Pain
Issues covered in this programme include: Insomnia and sleep clinics, burning and gnawing pain, pain signals, biomechanics, stress, analgesia, bradykinesia, gabapentin, pregabalin, managing chronic pain and Parkinson's disease.
Domestic Violence and Chronic Pain
Examining the links between domestic violence and chronic pain, particularly during the Covid-19 lockdown.
125. Opioid-Induced Constipation
Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain managementThis edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from Kyowa Kirin donated for this purpose
While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on the efficacy of opioids when treating chronic pain conditions. One of the most common side effects of long-term opioid usage is constipation. Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome are more common in people who are living with chronic pain conditions, so better understanding of the connection between opioids and constipation is key for medical professionals currently working with chronic pain patients.
Following on from Airing Pain 123, this edition sees Paul Evans speaks to Dr Maria Eugenicos, who is a gastroenterologist at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Eugenicos starts by outlining the different conditions that are treated at her gastro-intestinal clinic and how these conditions can present. Dr Eugenicos then discusses the prevalence of opioid-induced constipation in clinical patients and how shifting treatment methods and properly educating patients on their conditions can help to improve their standard of living.
Dr Maria Eugenicos, Senior Lecturer/Gastroenterologist at the Western General Hospital Gastroenterology Department, University of Edinburgh
Dr Cathy Stannard, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Pain Transformation Programme Clinical Lead for NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Airing Pain 123 – painconcern.org.uk/airing-pain-123-opioids-and-chronic-pain/
The IBS network – theibsnetwork.org
British Pain Society – britishpainsociety.org
IASP Global Year for the Prevention of Pain 2020 – iasp-pain.org/GlobalYear.
With thanks to:
Maggie’s Centre, a resource network designed to help cancer patients and their families – maggies.org.
Managing neuropathic pain related to diabetes, and how to adapt diet to treat the disease.
Opioids and Chronic Pain
Rethinking long-term pain management.
The Many Faces of Research
Visiting the forefront of research into pain conditions.