1. http://www.mysterypain.ie

    Heat is one of three videos produced for Reeling in the Pain - a creative initiative to shed light on the untold story of people suffering with nerve (neuropathic) pain. It tells the true story of a 34 year old French chef living in Dublin, Ireland, who was diagnosed with chronic neuropathic pain following a shoulder injury sustained at work.

    The campaign organised by the Irish Chronic Pain Association (ICPA) and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland aims to raise public awareness of the condition through the medium of film.

    Neuropathic pain leaves up to 120,000 Irish people with inexplicable burning, stabbing and shooting pains caused by unseen damage to the nervous system and because it has no obvious external scars, claims of pain are not always believed or fully appreciated.

    Despite its profound impact on peoples lives, neuropathic pain is not commonly understood by the general community with one in four patients convinced their own family does not understand the extent of their suffering.

    Reeling in the Pain aimed to help people realise that neuropathic pain is a genuine medical condition and that by visiting their doctor and linking with a patient support group, they can find relief from the pain and sense of isolation.

    For more information visit http://www.mysterypain.ie

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  2. http://www.mysterypain.ie

    Keeping the Beast at Bay is one of three videos produced for Reeling in the Pain - a creative initiative to shed light on the untold story of people suffering with nerve (neuropathic) pain. It tells the true story of a Dublin woman who was badly burnt in a house fire and sustained full thickness third degree burns to 26% of her body. The following three years were either spent in hospital undergoing extensive skin grafting surgeries and fighting infections, or at home trying to deal with the trauma and come to terms with the injuries and horrific scars left on her body.

    As a result of the burns and about 60 operations the muscles, tissue and nerves in her body had become badly damaged. Six years after the accident, she was diagnosed with Neuropathic Pain.

    The campaign, organised by the Irish Chronic Pain Association (ICPA) and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland aims to raise public awareness of the condition through the medium of film.

    Neuropathic pain leaves up to 120,000 Irish people with inexplicable burning, stabbing and shooting pains caused by unseen damage to the nervous system and because it has no obvious external scars, claims of pain are not always believed or fully appreciated.

    Despite its profound impact on peoples lives, neuropathic pain is not commonly understood by the general community with one in four patients convinced their own family does not understand the extent of their suffering.

    Reeling in the Pain aimed to help people realise that neuropathic pain is a genuine medical condition and that by visiting their doctor and linking with a patient support group, they can find relief from the pain and sense of isolation.

    For more information visit http://www.mysterypain.ie

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Mystery Pain (Neuropathic Pain)

Mystery Pain

A European-wide awareness campaign for people with a chronic condition called neuropathic pain has been kick-started in Ireland by the Irish Chronic Pain Association and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland.

A website http://www.mysterypain.ie has been launched as part…


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A European-wide awareness campaign for people with a chronic condition called neuropathic pain has been kick-started in Ireland by the Irish Chronic Pain Association and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland.

A website http://www.mysterypain.ie has been launched as part of the campaign to provide information and support for people that are unable to describe their pain.

Neuropathic pain can be distressing for patients and puzzling for doctors who have to treat it. It is often misdiagnosed and undertreated partly because patients find it difficult to put their pain into words.

The initiative aims to lessen the gap between the language used by the GP and that used by the patient in describing their pain, thus assisting with earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Common descriptors used by patients include burning, crawling, stabbing and shocking.
Neuropathic pain is a chronic pain condition that results from damage to either the nerves that normally sense pain or other parts of the nervous system that transmit pain signals, such as the spine or the brain .

It is estimated that up to 120,000 people are affected by neuropathic pain in Ireland with more than a third of neuropathic pain patients saying the condition is a source of daily physical suffering.

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