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What Do These Medical Procedures Have in Common?

July 21st, 2022 RELIEF News By Alice Gregorie What Do These Medical Procedures Have in Common? Colonoscopy (examination of the colon), cystoscopy (examination of the bladder), endoscopic ultrasound scan (examination […]

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Supported Back Pain Self-Management – Made Simple

By Guillaume Christe Self-management strategies play a key role in many chronic illnesses. In the case of back pain, self-management interventions are strongly recommended for both acute and chronic conditions. […]

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A Swift Transition from the ER to PT Can Positively Affect Lower Back Pain Outcomes

Lower back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide and amounts to billions of dollars in healthcare costs. For many LBP patients, the emergency room (ER) is their […]

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Making Sense of Pain Assessment After Surgery

Pain among hospitalized patients is expected and thus pain assessment is a crucial step towards its appropriate management. The first day after surgery, around 20-40% of patients will experience severe […]

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People Living with Pain Encouraged to Submit Proposals

Your experience matters. Your voice matters. That’s why we encourage you to submit a proposal for a topical workshop at the 2022 World Congress on Pain in Toronto, from September […]

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The IASP Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA): Incorporating the Lived Experience of Pain into the Study of Pain

Pain is a complex, nuanced, and often difficult experience. It is something we are all familiar with, something we have all experienced, yet it is really hard to define, and […]

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Understanding Pain Through Lived Experience

Editor’s note: Perri Tutelman is a graduate student in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is studying pain in children with cancer and in survivors […]

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How Well Is Pain Being Managed Throughout the World?

As part of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)’s new Global Alliance of Pain Patient Advocates, the 2018 IASP World Congress on Pain featured “The Global State […]

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Real People Sharing Their Pain Stories

Editor’s Note: At the 2018 World Congress on Pain in Boston, US, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) launched its Global Alliance of Pain Patient Advocates (GAPPA). […]

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A Toolkit for Pain Self-Management

Are you in the driver’s seat or the passenger seat when it comes to managing persistent pain? That’s the question that Pete Moore, author and founder of The Pain Toolkit, repeatedly […]

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