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We are all likely to experience pain at some stage in our lives. But, how do you deal with constant, chronic pain? Learning to manage severe pain on a daily basis takes a phenomenal amount of mental and physical strength. The 7 video tracks in this album introduce patients and doctors at the Royal Free Hospital's Pain Clinic and the Real Health Institute in London. They explore the causes of pain, the changes it brings to the lives of sufferers and the ways in which drugs, surgery, physiotherapy and cognitive therapies can help control it.

This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125 Introducing health sciences: a case study approach.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 50 mins
  • Updated Monday 8th March 2010
  • Posted under Health
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Track 1: Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic

A short introduction to this album

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic    A short introduction to this album Play now Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic
2 Gate Control Theory    Doctors and patients at the Royal Free Hospital's Pain Clinic and at the Real Health Institute explain how chronic pain works Play now Gate Control Theory
3 The Real Health Institute    A group of 8 patients on a four week course at a specialist pain clinic in London. Play now The Real Health Institute
4 Controlling Pain Through Medication    A doctor at the Royal Free Hospital's Pain Clinic performs a procedure and explains how medication can help alleviate pain. Play now Controlling Pain Through Medication
5 Effects of Chronic Pain    Patients talk about about the treatments they've had and doctors describe the psychological and physical effects of serious injury. Play now Effects of Chronic Pain
6 Beating Body Pain    How physiotherapy can deal with fear of using the body. Understanding the neurology behind pain pathways. Play now Beating Body Pain
7 The Psychology of Pain    A psychologist at the Real Health Institute explains how they use pain processing psychology in their practice. Play now The Psychology of Pain
8 Coping with Permanent Pain    Doctors and patients discuss the results they have obtained and explain how to deal with irreparable conditions. Play now Coping with Permanent Pain




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