self help for chronic pain sufferers
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Well, Hello!

'fit like'   'helo'   'hello'

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"Affa Sair," literally means 'awfully sore' in English. 

It is pronounced "affa sayer." 

Like most Scots words it sounds exactly how the sufferer feels - try it!


Our Mission

At affa sair we aim to provide a strong presence for “Chronics” and to educate everyone, including politicians and NHS Staff, on the needs of chronic pain sufferers.

  • Chronic Pain is continuous long-term pain of more than twelve weeks or, after the time that healing should have occurred after trauma or surgery.
  • Chronic Pain is thought to affect 5.6% or 1 in 20 of the population of Scotland.  This is roughly equivalent to instances of heart disease, diabetes, major depression, and other long-term illnesses.
  • Chronic Pain patients, on average consult their GP 5 times more frequently than those without.
  • Chronic Pain conditions globally, and in Scotland, are by far the greatest cause of disability.
  • Chronic Pain was accepted by the Scottish Government as a distinct diagnosis in 2008, and its management prioritised as a long-term condition.