Donation will help those with long term pain issues

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A charity that helps people to deal with the problem of long term pain has supported the Chronic Pain Service at Kettering General Hospital.

David Kelly co-founder and trustee from ‘a way with pain’ (www.awaywithpain.co.uk) presented the Trust with a cheque for £742 to buy 50 TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) machines for the Chronic Pain Service in Warren Hill House.

David said: “As a charity we are now in our fifth year, we hold a number of fundraising events each year to help us support such worthy causes as this.”

Fundraising events included an annual charity golf day at Overstone Park in July a curry night and our first cycle ride.

David added: “We know how important the TENS machines can be to patients with chronic pain so we decided to buy more of them for the service.”

Chronic Pain Service Matron Lyn Johnson said: “We want to thank a way with pain very much indeed for their continued kind support.

“TENS machines are placed on the body and the electrical impulses from the machine interferes with the body’s pain signals which helps to relieve pain without the side effects that medication can have.

“Having an extra 50 machines has been a great boost for the service because we loan the machines to patients for four weeks to see if the therapy works for them.

“If it does we let them know how they can purchase a machine of their own.”

The a way with pain charity was set up by Mr Kelly’s daughter Julia in December 2012. It aims to help people cope with pain by sharing their experiences.