THE PAIN RELIEF FOUNDATION IS A UK CHARITY WHICH FUNDS RESEARCH INTO THE CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF HUMAN CHRONIC PAIN AND IS CONCERNED WITH EDUCATION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ABOUT PAIN MANAGEMENT.
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 1156227
THE FOUNDATION IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PAIN CLINIC AT THE WALTON CENTRE FOR NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY NHS TRUST. THE PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION WAS THE SETTING UP AND RUNNING OF A PAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE.
The Pain Relief Foundation was established as a registered charity in 1979, in response to the need for specialised research into the causes and treatment of chronic pain in humans. Pain is numerically the biggest human problem on the planet although we are all familiar with aches and pains 15% of the UK population alone have daily excruciating pain known as chronic pain that is often poorly treated and this can ruin lives.
PAIN is a vital signal to the brain that something is wrong. The doctor can react to potential problems. Normally, within a few days, or a week or two the problem clears up and the pain disappears from the injured area. But CHRONIC PAIN is different it does not go away and often becomes destructive to people’s lives. Our quest is to help people live fuller lives PAIN FREE. It is a phenomenon to which we still do not have the complete answer.
The Research Institute has no official funding from the N.H.S. or any other government body and thus relies entirely on charitable contributions and fund raising. Support to provide the funds for the continuing work of the Institute is vital and any help given is much appreciated.