Flippin' Pain presents...
FLIPPIN’ everything you thought you knew about PAIN: Lincoln
An event for EVERYONE, but especially those affected by persistent or chronic pain.
Pain: do you get it?… it’s estimated that between one third and one half of UK adults live with longstanding (a.k.a. chronic or persistent) pain. Recent decades have seen huge increases in the use of scans, medications and surgery in efforts to pinpoint and then reduce pain, but the numbers of people living with persistent pain and their overall health outcomes show no sign of improving. Pain is common, but it’s also complex and misunderstood.
Flippin’ Pain is public health campaign dedicated to changing the way we think about, talk about, and treat persistent pain. Closing the gap between what modern pain scientists know about pain and public understanding. Bringing the science of pain to the people… those who need it most.
Join Professor Cormac Ryan – Community Pain Champion for the Flippin’ Pain campaign – and a panel of pain experts (including people living with persistent pain) for this fun, informative, free and easy to understand public seminar introducing some of the latest, often surprising scientific understanding of pain.
Flippin’ your understanding of pain could be your first step on the journey to recovery.
Dr Deepak Ravindran
Dr Deepak Ravindran is a frontline pain physician with over 20 years of experience working in the community Pain service IPASS in Berkshire and also leads the complex pain service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK. He has added qualifications in MSK and Lifestyle Medicine and is a self-confessed trauma informed upstreamist. He is a visiting lecturer and researcher at the University of Reading and is the author of the book ‘The Pain Free Mindset’ – a book for patients and healthcare professionals on the latest advances in Pain Medicine.
Niki developed severe Trigeminal neuralgia in 2002 which lead to 16 years of suffering and disability, numerous high-dose drugs specialist surgeries. In 2018, Niki found a pain management app that helped her to ‘flip’ her understanding of pain, which then helped to reduce pain and medication, whilst learning to manage pain triggers. Despite a severe withdrawal reaction to the drug reduction and the ongoing process of tapering, Niki describes her pain as dramatically reduced and life as dramatically expanded.
Dr Lizzie Doherr
Dr Lizzie Doherr works as a Clinical Psychologist for the Lincolnshire Pain Service and is the Psychology Lead for the service. She has worked to support the emotional wellbeing of people living with neurological conditions since qualifying in 2000 and more specifically in the area of persistent pain since July 2019. Her work now involves a combination of individual pain psychology work with patients, virtual pain management programmes, delivering webinars and supporting the wellbeing of the Lincolnshire Pain Team clinicians. She is passionate about supporting people to live a full, valued, meaningful life and in doing this Lizzie draws heavily on the concepts of acceptance and compassion.
Alice is a Pain Management Physiotherapist. She has worked clinically within the chronic pain field for 10 years and completed her Pain MSc in 2019.
When: Friday 17th September, 3.00-4.30pm
Where: Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Sign up: Book your place here
How to get there:
The event will be held at Grantham Tennis Club, Gonerby Road, Gonerby Hill Foot, Grantham, NG31 8HU. The public seminar will be held in the Old Clubhouse.
The Brain Bus Experience is also on site from 1pm.
Free parking is available at the Tennis Club via the main entrance.
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