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The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the normal time of healing. It may be described as continuous, long-term pain of more than 12 weeks or after the time that healing would have been thought to have occurred in pain after trauma or surgery.

The truth about pain
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The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as ‘an unpleasant ...

Assessment of pain
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The GP is usually the first point of contact for a patient suffering chronic ...

Treating chronic pain
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Pain is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by a variety of social, biological and ...

Glossary
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This is a list of some medical terms that you may come across on this site, in books or during ...

Useful resources
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This is a list of useful resources to provide additional information and support for ...