Webinar: Costochondritis & Chronic Pain – Getting it Off Your Chest!

Webinar: Costochondritis & Chronic Pain – Getting it Off Your Chest!

Date and time

Tuesday 26th January

19:00 - 21:00

Speaker

Ivan Ramos-Galvez

Consultant In Pain Medicine

Location

Webinar

Price

£39 + VAT

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Webinar: Costochondritis & Chronic Pain – Getting it Off Your Chest!

This event is available to purchase on-demand and was first delivered on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

An inflammatory condition, such as Costochondritis, can be extremely disabling and often difficult to treat, particularly in persistent or chronic cases. If your patients experience pain between the ribs and sternum, they may worry as it can mimic symptoms of a heart attack or other heart conditions. With this webinar, we will help you to put your patients’ mind at ease, whether their condition is acute or chronic.


Join Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez, Consultant in Pain Medicine, to enhance your knowledge on the causes, symptoms, investigations, and treatments for Costochondritis, as well as a comprehensive analysis of chronic pain aetiologies and management.


While Costochondritis often has no clear cause, it can be triggered by injury, arthritis, join infection, or more seriously, tumours (benign or malignant). Dr Ramos-Galvez will be helping us to spot the signs and identify red-flags where the problem could be more severe. We will be delving into lines of enquiry, such as X-ray, CT or MRI, to rule out other conditions, and once a diagnosis is reached, how to proceed next. For instance, using common medical treatments including oral analgesics, physiotherapy and injections, you can help to settle the acute symptoms and prevent future relapses. In persistent cases, psychological and physical rehabilitation may be appropriate to restore the quality of life that has been lost to pain and to improve physical functioning.


In the second half of the webinar, Dr Ramos-Galvez will be discussing the many aetiologies of chronic pain, including degenerative disease, neuropathies, circulation, trauma, surgery and the unknown. The life of the individual is also greatly affected, and we will be exploring the physical limitations, psychological suffering, and financial and interpersonal losses. We will be evaluating multidisciplinary management and equipping you with coping strategies to empower your patients and maximise their quality of life.



Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance your knowledge on the condition Costochondritis, and psychological and physical rehabilitation methods in both acute and prolonged cases
  • Understand the aetiological roles in chronic pain, effects on the individual and coping mechanisms for patients to empower themselves through MDT management

Part 1 - Costochondritis:

  • Causes, symptoms, investigations & diagnosis 
  • Common medical treatments – oral analgesics, physiotherapy & injections.
  • How to deal with persistent cases

Part 2 - Chronic pain:

  • Aetiologies 
  • Effects on the life of the individual 
  • Multidisciplinary management & coping strategies

Ivan Ramos-Galvez

Consultant In Pain Medicine | Berkshire

Mr Ivan Ramos-Galvez is a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2007, appointment at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Involved in Private Practice at Circle Hospital in Reading and London Pain Clinic, 9 Harley Street. 


Clinical practice includes 4 clinics a week and 3 theatre lists per week in total involving in excess of 100 outpatient consultations a year and over 500 interventional procedures.


Scope of practice includes musculoskeletal pain, primarily related to spinal problems at any level, degenerative joint disorders and inflammatory conditions. Neuropathic pain, CRPS and palliative care/cancer-related pain. Special interest in male pelvic pain with dedicated clinics.


Speaker in GP educational meetings in topics including management of low back pain, management of opioid prescribing, management of neuropathic pain.


Speaker in commissioning meetings on community-based musculoskeletal pain services and implementation of NICE guidance.


Speaker in post-graduate training courses in Oxford and South Thames regions. 


Guest speaker in international meetings on management of musculoskeletal pain disorders.



London Pain Clinic, 9 Harley Street, London.

Circle Reading Hospital, Reading.

Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of the course (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists, Hand Therapists, Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, GP, Other Health Professionals, Trainee Health Professionals, Students

Webinar: Costochondritis & Chronic Pain – Getting it Off Your Chest!

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Date and time

Tuesday 26th January

19:00 - 21:00

Price

£39 + VAT

Speaker

Ivan Ramos-Galvez

Consultant In Pain Medicine

Location

Webinar

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