Managing Pain Q3 2023
Why keeping active is key to preparing for and recovering from surgery
NHS waiting list figures are at a record high with over 7.4 million people awaiting treatment and 830,000 waiting for trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) treatment, such as hip or knee replacement, in England alone. Waiting times are at peak levels across the UK, with 62% of people waiting more than a year to be admitted … Continued
Improving quality of life with new pain treatment
Michael used to enjoy camping and wood carving, but he had to stop nearly all activities because he was in so much pain. That all changed when he found a high-frequency spinal cord stimulation treatment.
Managing Pain Q2 2022
Increasing patient awareness to reduce opioid harm
Better patient education will help people use, store and reduce their opioids more safely. Opioids such as morphine and oxycodone are strong and effective pain medicines for pain after surgery. They are best used in combination with other ways of managing pain. Opioids are not without risk, with excessive opioid prescribing on discharge from hospital … Continued