Are these treatments the future of pain management?

Searching for new ways to help people manage chronic pain has become the Holy Grail for the pharmaceutical industry

Why we still don’t understand chronic pain

Chronic pain is on the rise, and yet there is still no silver bullet to treat this little-understood area of healthcare

How ingrained bias is harming female healthcare

How unbalanced participation in clinical trials and a basic misunderstanding of women’s health needs have resulted in unequal levels of public care

Why won’t doctors prescribe medical cannabis?

illustration man reaching for cannabis leaf

Despite last year’s change in the law legalising the supply of medical cannabis, NHS patients in need are still being refused prescriptions

Disease makes moving painful

Arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions affect up to one in five people in the UK, causing pain, disability, reduced quality of life and costing society billions, as Judy Hobson reports

When pain is unbearable

Liz Bestic looks at the physical, psychological and social impact of chronic pain which can devastate sufferers’ lives

Diffusing the time bomb

Joint pain and stiffness are increasingly affecting more people at a younger age, and the number of sufferers is set to soar, as Ellie Broughton discovers

The big three take their toll

Three of the most commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions are osteoporosis osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rhiannon Smith takes a closer look at the “big three”