Other Durham events

Live well with Pain

Event will occur on the ground floor, with ramp access
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 7pm
Event 7:30pm to 10pm
The Old Laundrette, Old Cinema Laundrette, 38 Marshall Terrace,
Durham DH1 2HX
What is pain? How can we measure pain better? This evening will be a discussion of the multiple ways to cope with pain in everyday life covering the science of pain, the problem with current opioid treatments, new drug ideas and new ways to deal with persistent pain without the need for drugs, all from NE scientists and medics.

Understanding and coping with chronic pain: drugs and beyond

Dr Frances Cole (Retired GP, former CBT therapist and pain rehabilitation specialist)
Dr Paul Chazot (Associate Professor in Pharmacology, University of Durham)
Ilona Obara (Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Newcastle University)
Joanna Quinlan (InHealth Pain Management Solutions)
There is heavy reliance on the use of opioids to manage the symptoms associated with chronic pain but there are limited studies to support their long-term effectiveness. Prolonged use of opioids can also have serious sometimes life-threatening adverse consequences, such as constipation and respiratory failure.

Despite these well-acknowledged negative effects, the prescribing of opioid analgesics continues to increase at a significant and worrying rate. Given this increased use, the inappropriate prescribing (and misuse) of opioids is becoming a significant public health concern, particularly in the NE of England.

We'll have some short talks then an open Q&A to discuss other ways that NHS Pain teams can educate you to cope with pain.
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