If you can't make this webinar please note that the webinar will be recorded and there will be a link to watch the recording added to our Webinars page soon after the event.
Webinar: Understanding and Overcoming Chronic Pain – A new paradigm
22/06/21 12:00 - 13:00 via Zoom
There is increasing evidence that chronic pain, and other chronic conditions, are due to unresolved emotions and stress, part of a dysregulated autonomic nervous system. Understanding chronic pain as a stress response changes how we can assess and ‘treat’ it.
Patients often present with (several) chronic symptoms for which there is no clear medical explanation, including pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia, which often leads to work disability. Stress, trauma and unresolved emotional experiences often underlie these conditions.
There is increasing research evidence that pain can be nociceptive, centrally generated and/or one of many ‘mind-body symptoms’ produced in response to threat (be that physical, emotional or environmental), part of a dysregulated autonomic nervous system. Understanding chronic pain as part of a threat / stress response, and not just as nociception, changes our paradigm of chronic pain.
New research and clinical practices have been shown to be effective in helping patients to recover from chronic pain and return to activity, including work.
This presentation will educate delegates to:
- Understand pain as an output of the brain, produced in response to threat.
- Differentiate between structural pain and pain as a mind-body symptom.
- Explain chronic pain to patients in a clear and compassionate manner.
- Describe the factors which may impact on a patient’s fitness for work.
- Identify and recommend adjustments to support those with pain in the workplace.
- Signpost patients to appropriate resources.
Glyn Smyth: Chartered Physiotherapist and Chartered Ergonomist
Glyn has had a special interest in chronic pain all his working life and has worked in pain services both in the NHS and privately.
Over the past few years Glyn’s understanding and treatment of chronic pain has changed fundamentally. Following on from the work of Dr John Sarno and the latest research evidence, Glyn believes that most people can recover from chronic pain given the right support.
In 2020, Glyn set up Living Without Pain to help people to recover from chronic pain and live life to the full.
The pain recovery programme Glyn has developed at Living Without Pain can be delivered online or in person to both individuals and groups. And brings about dramatic changes in people’s lives.
As well supporting individuals, Glyn’s background in occupational health and vocational rehabilitation makes him uniquely qualified to support corporate clients, VR / Case managers and OH providers with the complex pain cases.
Glyn is an experienced presenter, who has an interactive and entertaining teaching style. He has delivered courses, seminars and papers on occupational health, ergonomics, work-related injuries, assessing fitness for work, managing musculoskeletal disorders and pain recovery programmes. Lecturing to organisations, universities, patient groups and healthcare professionals.
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If you can't make the webinar please note that the webinar will be recorded and there will be a link to watch the recording added to our Webinars page soon after the event.