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Chronic low back pain

Chronic low back pain is a leading cause of disability, with a pronounced impact on quality of life, and major economic and societal consequences. In this article you can learn about the assessment of chronic low back pain, and the range of treatment options available.

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Chronic post-surgical pain

Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is a poorly recognised potential outcome of surgery, which can result in potentially devastating outcomes for the individual affected. In this article you can learn about how to assess for CPSP and gain insights from the latest management guidelines and recommendations.

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Cluster headache

Cluster headache is a rare but excruciating condition, characterised by sharp pain on one side of the head, that can occur up to eight times a day during an episode. In this article you can learn about the key triggers and symptoms of cluster headache, and how it can be managed.

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Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare condition presents with painful autonomic and inflammatory features, typically occurring after trauma to a limb. In this article you can learn about how to recognise CRPS and identify possible treatment options.

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Fibromyalgia is the most common widespread pain condition, characterised by chronic widespread pain and joint stiffness. In this article you can learn about the systemic symptoms that accompany fibromyalgia, and about the latest treatment recommendations for this condition.

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Migraines represent the sixth most common cause of disability on the planet and affect over a billion people each year. In this article, you can learn about how migraines develop and associated common triggers, as well as key strategies for prevention and treatment.

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Osteoarthritis is the most common degenerative joint disease, affecting 25% of the adult population. In this article you can learn about modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, as well as pain management options available for individuals affected.

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Peripheral neuropathic pain

Peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) is a particularly distressing chronic pain syndrome that can develop after a lesion or disease affects the peripheral somatosensory nervous system. In this article you can learn about the diverse causes of PNP and how to manage symptoms.

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Neuropathic low back pain

The neuropathic component of chronic back pain is under-recognised and can cause significant physical disability, as well as be a burden on patients and healthcare systems. In this article, you can read about signs and symptoms to be vigilant for, as well as tools that can help to differentiate the neuropathic component of chronic back pain from other types of pain.

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Cancer related neuropathic pain

Cancer-related neuropathic pain (CRNP) is estimated to affect nearly two-fifths of patients with cancer. In this article, you can learn more about the causes of CRNP (e.g. chemotherapy), its signs and symptoms, and methods of diagnosis. You can also find links to the latest management guidelines.

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Pain basics

Chronic pain is complex and multifaceted in nature and is recognised as a disease in its own right. This article introduces the essentials behind pain, including underlying disease mechanisms, comprehensive assessment and the management options available.

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Nobel Prize 2021 (TRPV1): From perception to pain practice

Watch Prof. Dr Ralf Baron discuss the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the TRPV1 receptor and how this has shaped our understanding of pain perception, as well as its use in clinical practice. 

  • 09 Dec, 2021
  • English
  • 60 minutes
  • Webinar series


  • Prof. Dr Ralf Baron
  • Prof. Dr Bart Morlion

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain: What is it and how can we manage it?

Watch Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith share his insights on the development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, as well as how to treat associated symptoms, particularly pain.

  • 25 Nov, 2021
  • English
  • 60 minutes
  • Webinar series


  • Prof. Dr Ralf Baron
  • Paul Farquhar Smith_rounded_200px Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith
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