Digging Deeper

We will be posting regular review articles, blogs, videos and introducing/interviewing new experts to help you develop further understanding of your chronic pain issues - so please check back.

Blog Posts

ACT for PAIN receives approval from National Institute of Clinical excellence

Date: 18th October 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

We are pleased to announce that ACT for PAIN (an online self-management program for chronic pain), after a rigorous assessment…

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British Medical Journal summarises modern approach to chronic pain

Date: 28th June 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  Chronic pain: definitions and diagnosis | The BMJ A very helpful article dealing with how we should approach chronic…

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Mindfulness programs helps patients come off long-term opiates

Date: 30th May 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Reducing Opioid Use for Chronic Pain With a Group-Based Intervention: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Substance Use and Addiction Medicine…

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A recent study on Transcranial neurostimulation for fibromyalgia and a review of the potential benefits

Date: 03rd May 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Neuromodulation May Help Treat Women With Fibromyalgia Active transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can help relieve pain in women suffering…

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A psychologist and pain sufferer reflects on acceptance

Date: 01st March 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Radically Accepting Chronic Pain | Psychology Today United Kingdom   This is a very good article from a psychologist and…

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Chronic pain linked to early onset dementia

Date: 22nd February 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2215192120 Chronic pain, such as arthritis, cancer or back pain, lasting for over three months, raises the risk of cognitive…

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Antidepressants in Chronic Pain – Any good?

Date: 08th February 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of antidepressants for pain in adults: overview of systematic reviews | The BMJ Despite it…

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Date: 01st February 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Does pain keep you awake at night? A new survey found that a surprising number of Americans are unable to…

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How effective is spinal cord stimulation treatment long term?

Date: 11th January 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Despite their increasing use for chronic pain, spinal cord stimulators have not proven to be more effective than conventional medical…

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Research suggests an immunological basis for Fibromyalgia

Date: 04th January 2023 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

JCI – Passive transfer of fibromyalgia symptoms from patients to mice   This was recent paper presented at the Faculty…

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