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Pain expert Professor Harald Breivik reviews your clinical scenarios and offers his views and advice. If you would like Professor Breivik to review and discuss your scenario in paineurope, contact info@paineurope.com with details

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Low FODMAP diet and generalised pain

Pain expert Professor Harald Breivik looks at the relationship between a low FODMAP diet, the gut microbiota and generalised pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia

Pain and sleep disturbances

Pain expert Professor Harald Breivik discusses the problem of differentiating between cause and effect with pain and sleep disturbances

Non-pharmacological pain treatment: spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a well-established method that can relieve pain in a number of conditions. However, it is difficult to predict the response in a particular patient, says pain expert Professor Harald Breivik

Non-pharmacological pain treatment: Mirror therapy for one-sided phantom limb or CRPS pain

Pain expert Professor Harald Breivik looks at the role of a non-pharmacological pain treatment – mirror therapy – in the treatment of one-sided phantom limb or chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Opioid use and driving

Opioid therapy at stable dosage for chronic pain does not necessarily cause loss of driving ability, however, the doctor and patient must consider all additional risk factors for unsafe driving, explains pain expert Professor Harald Breivik

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