Webinar: Pain & The Brain – An Exploration of the Connections

Webinar: Pain & The Brain – An Exploration of the Connections

Date and time

Thursday 29th April

19:00 - 21:00

Speaker

Deepak Ravindran

Consultant In Anaesthesia And Pain Medicine

Location

Webinar

Price

£39 + VAT

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Webinar: Pain & The Brain – An Exploration of the Connections

The question of whether there is a connection between physiological pain and the brain is a complex one, and there is still lots to be explored!


We have invited Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Dr Deepak Ravindran, to examine the topic in anticipation of his upcoming book, The Pain-Free Mindset: 7 Steps to Taking Control and Overcoming Chronic Pain, which covers the matter in depth. This aims to be an interactive educational webinar on understanding the link between pain mechanisms and the role of the brain in processing and modulating the pain. 


In the last 20 years, developments in neuroscience and functional imaging have helped us understand what happens when painful signals are perceived and processed differently. They have helped us understand how emotions can affect pain and as such we can even question whether pain is a sensation or an emotion! All in all, there is enough evidence to explain why the 400 year old cartesian model has gone past its sell-by date. During this webinar you will learn how and why this evidence has a new role to play in clinical settings to help your patients.


The second session will focus on the common pain conditions, such as low back pain, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, and the latest International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) diagnosis for chronic primary pain and nociplastic pain. We will also be covering how to view this diagnosis in terms of the latest understanding of the brain and its role.  


The evening will provide the attendees with time to discuss and clarify any other issues around this fascinating intersection of mind and body. 


We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the evidence-base for connections between pain and the brain
  • Understand the definition of pain, whether it is a sensation or an emotion
  • Enhance your own practice by learning how this new understanding can be used in clinical settings
  • Recognise and differentially diagnose chronic primary pain and nociplastic pain

Agenda

  • What is pain and how is it processed?
  • Developments in neuroscience & functional imaging
  • Common pain conditions and diagnoses in chronic primary pain and nociplastic pain
  • How can this new understanding of the connection be used in clinical settings?

Speaker

Deepak Ravindran

Consultant In Anaesthesia And Pain Medicine | Berkshire

The Berkshire Pain Clinic is guided by Dr Ravindran’s philosophy of patient care. He firmly believes that pain disorders should be treated as early as possible, with the appropriate use of multidisciplinary techniques. His clinic offers a comprehensive service, starting with expert diagnosis and followed up by medical treatment that is complemented by good support from specialists in physiotherapy and psychology.


Dr Ravindran is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, and a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He is the local governance lead and audit lead for the Pain Medicine Department.


Prior to taking up his current Consultant’s post, Dr Ravindran studied for his advanced fellowship in Pain Medicine at the RNOH, Stanmore, and University College London. Before this he trained and worked in the Oxford region at the John Radcliffe and Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic and the Wycombe General Hospital.


His areas of special clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and cancer pain. Along with utilising a full complement of pharmacological treatments for pain, Dr. Ravindran also performs a variety of interventional procedures. To read more on Dr Deepak Ravindran: http://www.berkshirepainclinic.co.uk/about-dr-deepak.htm


Contact Details for Dr Ravindran:


www.berkshirepainclinic.co.uk

Secretary - Melissa Hopcroft: 0118 2073100

Twitter: @deepakravindra5

What's included

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).

Who should attend

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

Webinar: Pain & The Brain – An Exploration of the Connections

Buy now

Add to basket

Date and time

Thursday 29th April

19:00 - 21:00

Price

£39 + VAT

Speaker

Deepak Ravindran

Consultant In Anaesthesia And Pain Medicine

Location

Webinar

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