Persistent post-surgical pain: what to do next?


Up to 60% of individuals can suffer pain that persists beyond the normal healing time following surgery. This is referred to as persistent post-surgical pain (PPSP). Dr.


Read more

Dr Dominic Hegarty talks about pain and Pain Awareness Month on Radio 1 Drivetime


September is Pain Awareness MonthFriday 6th September. Dr Dominic Hegarty, talks to Sarah McInerney on RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime about how to cope with chronic pain.Listen to the Show below:


Read more

Wear Blue! Support Pain Awareness Month


Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month?It is important that we raise public awareness around pain, pain management, and all the great work that pain professionals do during the month of September.


Read more

Chronic Primary Pain : the new classification of chronic pain for ICD-11 in 2019


The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is used to help “organise” medical conditions. However, chronic pain conditions have always played the “poor relations” to other medical conditions.


Read more

New technology to treat chronic lower back pain


Are you suffering from chronic lower back pain (CLBP)  that just won’t go away? Are you tired of having to continually struggle with your physiotherapists to try and “get by on a daily basis”? Do you feel you are on on a “hiding to nothing” when it comes to your back pain?Well maybe there is a new technology option for you. Dr.


Read more

Effective Opioid Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care.


The use, overuse and misuse of opioids in pain management is very topical. For many years opioids have been regarded as the “gold standard” in pain management. Initially they were reserved for cancer pain but very quickly they found a role in treating acute and chronic pain. The use of the long-acting products in particular have come under the microscope in the USA and in Europe because of the associated side effects including death from drug overdose.


Read more