Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
CPI currently have 7 members who have as yet to have their patch reinstated. For those of you reading this update who are still without your patch, if your GP has refused to appeal you can write or email the MMP (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly simply stating that "My GP (enter name and address) has refused to engage with the Versatis appeals process" and give your contact details. If your appeal has been refused you can make a case directly.
Pain after Spinal Cord Injury? Pysiotherapy researchers School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin and the UCD Centre for Translational Pain Research want to hear your experience
Who can participate?
We want to hear from people who have developed chronic pain after a spinal cord injury.
Audrey Farrelly is a member of Chronic Pain Ireland and her debut book 'My Second Baby Jude' is now available in eCopy format from Chronic Pain Ireland priced at €5.99.
"This book is a great read and is a fascinating insight into life before and with chronic pain" - John Lindsay, Chairperson, CPI.
See below for an excerpt from Audrey’s book and the reviews from readers who have already enjoyed her book:
A new online treatment programme, set up by expert psychologists and physiotherapists, aims to help those who are managing chronic health conditions.
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway, with the Health Research Board, is looking for people with chronic pain and at least one other long-term condition to take part in a research study.
The study is open to people all over Ireland and will take place over the coming months.
The Dail will discuss a motion on neurorehabilitation services this Wed 6th December. The motion is being put forward as part of the "We Need Our Heads Examined Campaign" for action on neurorehabilitation, a campaign which Chronic Pain Ireland supports.
You can help by contacting your Local TDs and asking them to support the motion. Simply visit our website and send an automatic e mail to your local TDs