Flippin' Pain presents...
FLIPPIN’ everything you thought you knew about PAIN: Stamford
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 Chris Barker
Chris works in Pain Medicine as clinical lead of a multidisciplinary community based pain service for Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust. He also works as acting clinical lead and locum consultant in Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust. He is actively involved in pain research, national guideline development, and European standards in pain. He advises nationally on the design and delivery of community pain services, represents the RCGP for Pain, is co-opted to council for British Pain Society, and is a member of the NICE Persistent Pain Guideline Committee.
Chantel is a clinical psychologist in a community pain service with previous experience in mental wellbeing. She is passionate about supporting people in tackling the shame of pain and working towards having a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Fen describes herself as a former persistent pain victim who was slowly suffocating beneath a cocktail of opioids, injections, infusions, and intrusions following a road traffic accident. 13 years and 3 operations later, after being left with neuropathic pain, major joint swelling, depression, overwhelming fatigue, insomnia, unable to work and feeling utterly worthless, she decided enough was enough. Fen decided to fight back, questioning ineffective treatment methods, insisting on being heard and asking for alternative solutions. She now considers herself a pain survivor and helps advocate for holistic pain management programmes to vastly improve every survivor’s wellbeing.
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.
Julia is a Chiropractor practicing in Cheshire in the North West. She works primarily with patients who have persistent musculoskeletal pain. She’s a trustee and council member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and a member of their Pain Faculty.
When: Sunday 12th September, 3.30-5.00pm
Where: Oswald Elliott Hall, Stamford Endowed Schools, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Sign up: Book your place here
How to get there:
The event will be held in the Oswald Elliott Hall on the main school site. Access is via the main entrance off St Paul’s Street. Our Healthcare Professional Workshop and Brain Bus Experience are accessible via the same entrance.
Free parking is available in the Brazenose Car Park which is accessed off Brazenose Lane.
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