It's A Painful Business

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20110715

Its estimated that 500,000 people in Scotland suffer from chronic pain but add to that the 1.5 million family members affected and you have a 3rd of Scotland's population either living with or dealing with the consequences of pain.

Pennie Latin - who has very recent experience of suffering chronic pain herself - tries to unravel the emotional and psychological rollercoaster that comes when you find yourself having to live with pain on a daily basis. As well as talking to other chronic pain sufferers about how they deal with their pain on a psychological basis; she'll be exploring the physiology of pain - asking why it makes us so grumpy, irrational and difficult to live with - and looking at the impact that living with pain has on the immediate family.

Pennie will also be flipping the coin over to look at why pain is such an important part of our lives - after all some self-abusers have been known to cut themselves because 'pain is the only way they feel alive' - and talking to the mother of a 3 year old Alyssa from Stirling who has a very rare condition which means she can't feel pain and has already done some appalling injuries to herself without realising it.

Pennie Latin explores the emotional and psychological effects of living with chronic pain.

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Its estimated that 500,000 people in Scotland suffer from chronic pain but add to that the 1.5 million family members affected and you have a 3rd of Scotland's population either living with or dealing with the consequences of pain.

Pennie Latin - who has very recent experience of suffering chronic pain herself - tries to unravel the emotional and psychological rollercoaster that comes when you find yourself having to live with pain on a daily basis.

As well as talking to other chronic pain sufferers about how they deal with their pain on a psychological basis; she'll be exploring the physiology of pain - asking why it makes us so grumpy, irrational and difficult to live with - and looking at the impact that living with pain has on the immediate family.

Pennie will also be flipping the coin over to look at why pain is such an important part of our lives - after all some self-abusers have been known to cut themselves because 'pain is the only way they feel alive' - and talking to the mother of a 3 year old Alyssa from Stirling who has a very rare condition which means she can't feel pain and has already done some appalling injuries to herself without realising it.

Pennie Latin explores the emotional and psychological effects of living with chronic pain.