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

How useful are anti-depressant tablets in managing chronic pain?

Date: 05th June 2024 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

About one in five people globally live with chronic pain, and it is a common reason for seeing a doctor, accounting…

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A recent review shows that medicinal cannabis has no benefit in chronic pain

Date: 03rd April 2024 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

A recent study from Bath University, United Kingdom looking at the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis was published in the Journal…

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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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Studies cast doubt on benefit of spinal cord stumlation treatment

Date: 02nd November 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Two recent studies cast doubt on the benefit of Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy in chronic pain Spinal cord stimulation works…

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Chronic pain a story of woe!

Date: 24th August 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Medicine has failed chronic pain patients. Here’s what they need | Psyche Ideas This article provides a potted history of…

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Medicinal Cannabis – New Guidance for Chronic Pain

Date: 01st April 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

  the bmj | BMJ 2021;374:n2040 | doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2040 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2040 Chronic pain is common and distressing and associated with considerable…

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Can a mindfulness-based intervention reduce comorbid chronic pain and opioid misuse?

Date: 09th March 2022 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2789279   Introduction – Successful treatment of opioid misuse among people with chronic pain has proven elusive. Guidelines recommend nonopioid…

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Mindfulness and Migraine

Date: 30th December 2021 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

How can mindfulness practices help with migraine? – Harvard Health Writing in the Harvard Medical News, a researcher into Migraine…

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Localised chronic pain to widespread chronic pain- why and how does this happen?

Date: 18th July 2021 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

Many patient with chronic pain start off with a pain localised in one area which starts off from an injury…

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IASP and Cannabinoids Position Statement

Date: 05th July 2021 | By: Dr Lourdes Gaspar

IASP Position Statement on the Use of Cannabinoids to Treat Pain – IASP (iasp-pain.org) The latest from the International Association…

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