What’s going on with Long Covid?

A conversation with physiotherapist David Poulter and Pain Consultant Dr. Deepak Ravindran, consultant in Pain Medicine and lead for the Berkshire LongCovid Integrated Service (BLIS) in Reading, UK. We discuss: The kinds of symptoms and problems people are experiencing when they present to the Long Covid clinic The finding that the vast majority – about…

Pieces of the pain puzzle

Pieces of the pain puzzle

Following on from an earlier discussion about her journey to coming pain-free after years of persisting sciatica, Claire tells Evie more about what she has learned and the strategies she has used to overcome her pain. In this video, Claire talks about three major “pieces of the puzzle” that helped her become pain-free Understanding fear-avoidance…

Pain Coaching

Amy Eicher on becoming a PTA and later a Pain Coach after overcoming her own chronic pain

Evie from getbetteronline.co.uk and physiosonline.co.uk speaks with pain coach and author Amy Eicher from restoringvenus.com. Amy experienced twenty years of persistent low back pain before becoming a physical therapy assistant (PTA) and later a pain coach to help others with chronic pain. In this interview she speaks about: 1.20 Her daughter contracting Covid -19 and…

Pain, work and disability

Persistent pain, work and disability

Evie from getbetteronline.co.uk speaks with patient pain self-management Tina about her experience of physiotherapy care for persistent pain due to sciatica. They discuss topics such as Tina’s experience with less-than-optimal physiotherapy care, and how in retrospect her treatment could have been better. How Tina began gain control and improve her function in daily life. She…

Trigeminal Neuralgia, meditation, opioid tapering, experiences with HCPs

Evie speaks with Niki, a person who has been living with chronic facial pain due to trigeminal neuralgia since 2002. Niki has been through unsuccessful surgical management including three microvascular decompression (MVD) procedures and motor cortex stimulation. She attended a pain management programme (PMP) in 2005 which she didn’t feel was particularly helpful for her…

Experience of tapering antidepressants

Evie and Louise Trewern from discuss Louise’s experience of tapering her antidepressants. Louise has a long history of chronic pain with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. She was on opioid medication for 13 years, and during this period also used antidepressants duloxetine and sertraline. After a successful opioid taper, Louise managed to stop using opioids completely. After…