Pain Management & Quality of Life

Paracetamol Medication Availability

Our chronic pain sufferers have enough to deal with managing their medical condition. This proposal if it goes ahead as outlined will seriously impact the availability of safe pain killers relied on by so many. All chronic pain suffers need to be made aware and raise our voices how these proposals may impact them A […]

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Catastrophizing – how to stop making yourself depressed

It is easy when you are coping with chronic pain to see the worst scenarios in everything around you. Your mind sets off on a flight of fancy and before you know it, the sky has fallen and all hope is gone. Mental responses can be retrained to reduce the impact on mental health and […]

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Pain and me – Tamar Pincus

This video provides a wonderful visual depiction of a personal interpretation of acceptance of chronic pain created by Professor Tamar Pincus. Tamar Pincus is a Professor in Health Psychology at The University of Southampton, where she is also Dean of the faculty of the environment and life sciences. Until 2022 she was a Professor and […]

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Biopsychosocial Model and Occupational Therapy

Pete Moore runs the Pain Toolkit organisation in the UK and talks in this session about biopsychosocial occupational therapy. This conversation is  with Bronnie Thompson, who is an occupational therapist.  Bronnie talks about how an OT can help a person dealing with chronic pain, manage their day to to day lives, incorporating psychology and physiotherapy […]

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The Dialectic of Pain: Synthesizing Acceptance and change

Dr. Deborah Barrett offers a framework and tools to help people improve their quality of life, just as they are, while also reducing pain and suffering. Her work draws from empirically based cognitive and behavioral interventions, and she practices what she preaches every day. We thank the FPA for the great work they are doing […]

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How to Support a Partner with Chronic Pain

The question is often raised at our support group meetings – how can I support my partner with chronic pain.  It is so hard to watch someone you love cope every day with debilitating pain. Oh if only you had a magic wand.  How many of us go to bed thinking, “maybe tomorrow they will […]

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How to Exercise with Chronic Pain

Recent research has found that 50% of Australians are living with a disability. Let that sink in……1 in every 2 people are coping with some sort of disability…. Sufferers of trigeminal neuralgia are very well aware that they are coping with a condition that is not visible to many others.  It must come as a […]

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Loving yourself isn’t easy when chronically ill

Our Association connects to other chronic illness individuals via our Twitter account.  Some have trigeminal neuralgia, however many have other conditions. What is the same though, are the struggles that anyone with a condition that causes chronic pain, can relate to. We have to be kind to ourselves at all times, even when our bodies […]

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MLS Treatment Therapy

So what is MLS Treatment Therapy, and how can it help sufferers of trigeminal neuralgia? What is a Multi Wave Locked System? The Multiwave Locked System (MLS®) is a new patented LLLT system that combines 905nm pulsed emissions with 808nm continuous emissions.I It was developed by ASA Laser to help overcome some of the limitations […]

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How to Help People With Chronic Pain or Illness

This article was written by Liz the owner of the Despite Pain Blog .  The article contains links to other content that you may find useful. Liz suffers from scoliosis (a curvature of her spine) when she was about ten years old. Initially, the orthopaedic surgeon said it was a cosmetic problem and no surgery […]

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