Does chronic pain affect your working life?
A new survey about chronic pain needs your replies: click here.
This is a cross-Europe comparison being done by Pain Alliance Europe of how chronic pain affects working life and income. People from Portugal to Romania, from Malta to Norway will be responding to the same survey in 16 different languages.
The report will be published in the in the summer. Right now on this PAE page you can read the report on PAE’s 2017 survey: it was on how quickly we get a diagnosis, if we get the right treatment, information and advice about our chronic pain.
A vaccine for the prevention of shingles is available. If you are 70, 71,72, 73, 74 or 78 or 79 on 1st September 2017, you are eligible. The vaccine (known as Zostavax®▼) is provided through NHS GPs, pharmacists or private healthcare providers. We encourage anyone who is offered this vaccine to take it up. Continue reading Vaccine to Prevent Shingles
Would you like to help a researcher by answering his questions? Dr Paul Chazot ([email protected]) would like to find out what helps and hinders people from managing their pain. Continue reading Would You Like to Help a Researcher by Answering His Questions?
If you are finding it difficult to get the right medication to help with your PHN or if your doctor seems to have run out of ideas, you can ask to be referred to an NHS Pain Clinic. There are also private pain clinics. Continue reading Finding a Pain Clinic
Researchers from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, have found that an anti-seizure drug gabapentin and an antidepressant nortriptyline taken together is a more effective treatment to stop the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) than either of the medications alone.
Continue reading Two Drugs are Better Than One