Pain management resources
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Persistent headache - Red flag symptoms
Dr Harry Brown explains how to distinguish the rare but possibly more significant...
Migraine 'permanently damages brain'
Migraine may cause long-lasting damage to the brain, according to research that challenges...
Blurred vision - Red flag symptoms
Anatomical and physiological conditions of the eye can cause blurring.
Clinical Review: Neuropathic pain
Neuropathic pain is a localized sensation of unpleasant discomfort caused by damage...
Central and peripheral neuropathic pain
Explain the progression and management of neuropathic pain to the patient, advises...
Chronic back pain: Identifying a neuropathic component
A focused neurological examination based on the history should help determine the...
Musculoskeletal - Treating elbow tendinopathies
How GPs and physiotherapists can work together to manage elbow injuries. By Dr Eleanor...
Musculoskeletal: The 'get-up and go' test
Advice on assessing patients with poor mobility, instability and falls.
Case study - Recurrent tiredness and joint pains
A rheumatological diagnosis was made in this young woman, explains Dr Harry Brown.
Multidisciplinary management of sciatica
How a GP and physiotherapist can work together to treat back pain. By Dr Mareeni...
Complex regional pain syndrome
Pain control can be difficult to achieve in patients with this condition, explains...
The basics - Scrotal swellings
Scrotal swellings can affect all age groups and can be caused by testicular and non-testicular...