Pain

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

Falling In Love With Mum - Dementia and Dying

Lisa Ives | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

My mother died nearly six years ago, I haven't been able to write about it until now.

Perpetual Sadness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

In a world filled with wilful ignorance, unfettered greed and social injustice, it is difficult to believe that anyone could be immune from sadness. Y...

One Car Aka Wanker!

Sophie Farrow | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sophie Farrow

I think just sometimes we have to laugh at certain situations. Obviously not laughing at your child because that is just damn right cruel but when they don't have a clue what is happening and it gets you through the day with a giggle then, why not?

Bikes, Bondage And Batman

Jonathan Lea | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lea

You sometimes even cycled somewhere just for pleasure (remember that word 'pleasure', it's important). You'd enjoy the sheer pleasure of cycling through the countryside - unhindered, free, at one with nature...the wind in your hair, the smell of manure in your nostrils...well, you get the idea. But not anymore.

Working With Arthritis - Make Your Voice Heard

Liam O’Toole | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

As we edge closer to the end of year, the afternoons are getting darker and we're probably all feeling a bit run down and looking forward to a Christmas break. Your thoughts might not have yet turned to the New Year, but how are you feeling about 2017?

Chronic Pain Christmas

Melinda Messenger | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melinda Messenger

I suffered with a ruptured disc a year ago which caused the most crippling back pain. It felt like I'd been cut in half and the pain even caused me to lose consciousness and pass blood. On the day the disc ruptured, an ambulance was called and I was literally screaming all the way to the hospital until they could give me medication to knock me out.

Finding Joy Through Pain

Genelle Aldred | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being happy is a transient state, a feeling, I have never met anyone who is happy all the time. Joy on the other hand is more of an emotion it contains happiness but goes deeper. Joyful people are those going through a rough time but not going under.

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

Virtual Reality And Healthcare

Chris Lloyd | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Lloyd

This is just a small insight into the vast collection of Virtual Reality uses for improving our healthcare system and practices. Remaining at the forefront of technology has proved vital in medical research facilities all over the world, and has already helped with much needed scientific breakthroughs.

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Chronic pain is also often invisible, and as such it can be difficult for people to explain to their loved ones or health care professionals, putting up a barrier to getting the right support and treatments.

Life Lessons Disability Taught Me No.1 - Addiction

Mik Scarlet | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Mik Scarlet

OK, this isn't an in-depth account of how to beat all addiction, but it a brief exploration of how I have made sure I am not a slave to it's effects. I cannot avoid addiction entirely as my pain will remain with me for all my life, but I hope my experiences as a disabled person can help others.

The Science Of Pain

Jen Barton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Everything hurts," the Renaissance legend Michelangelo once declared. Let's be honest: we've all felt that way at one time or another. Physical pain,...

Awkward

Naomi Hefter | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I walked home feeling light as a feather but filled with mixed emotions. My advice if you want this done, is to go in open minded, emotionally detached and ready for anything, Kind of like a one night stand I guess.

Why Couldn't Painkillers Help Prince's (Or Anyones) Long Term Pain?

Jamie Wareham | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Wareham

Let us be clear from the offset, we don't yet know the circumstances of his death. What we do know is he had a pain problem and that he's also been given antidotes to counteract high doses of pain medication.

Endometriosis: A Fate as Bad as Cancer?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

I must admit I was taken aback when my patient made this statement. It was over 15 years ago, but I remember it clearly. Initially I thought this was quite an extreme reaction but over the years, it has influenced my attitude and management of women suffering from endometriosis.

It's a Right Pain

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Compassion is key when we consider pain, bringing kindness and understanding towards ourselves when experiencing pain can make a difference. Studies show time and time again the variance in pain experience when mindfulness and compassion are introduced.

Pain - A Personal Perspective

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I know many people who live with pain similar to mine, and many others whose pain manifests itself totally differently. However pain touches them, it needs treating to allow them to live anything near a normal life.

Most Sleepwalkers Don't Feel Pain During Their Nighttime Expeditions

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most sleepwalkers don't feel any pain during their nighttime wanders, according to science. And we're pretty freaked out about it. A small study f...

We Can End the Pain of Arthritis Together

Liam O’Toole | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

We want people to share their stories with us in order to shine a light on the realities of living with arthritis pain, and, importantly, to guide the pain research we fund in 2016.

No I Won't Accept It......

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

The definition of acceptance is to realise the reality of a situation and be at peace with it. When you break it down like this you can see it's not an over night flick of a switch. For example living with pain requires a level of kindness to oneself and an ability to be with things as they are to move on and carry on in life.

How Can We Change the Experience of Pain?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Researchers studying neuroscience have shown that just a weeks worth of sitting with awareness of pain and engaging with meditation (following the breath), changes the brains response to pain.

The Ties That Bind Us

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Our instinct is to run away from pain, because it seems the sober emotional equivalent of drinking it away. But all that happens is we store that pain up inside of us, to the point where we build such an intolerance to the pain that it displays itself in other ways.

Men And Women Go Head To Head To See Who Has A Higher Pain Tolerance

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief that women have a higher pain tolerance than men in order to prepare them for the scream-inducing nightmare that is childbi...

The Emotional Pain of Words

Vic Lennard | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

As children, many of us were taught the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." But while broken bones heal, the damage done by hastily spoken words rarely does and the pain can be multiplied manyfold when words are left unsaid.