San Diego Pain Summit

The San Diego Pain Summit

Rajam Roose is the founder of the San Diego Pain Summit, a yearly conference featuring some of the world’s leading expert clinicians and researchers in the field of pain science and the biopsychosocial model of therapy practice. Became a massage therapist so she could buy a sailboat Became fascinated in pain science because she suspected that…

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…

You’re not the woman I married

Chronic Pain and Relationships Louise Trewern from our Get Better team and her wife Karen talk with Evie. Chronic pain can have a profound effect on a relationship. Louise from suffered with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, in addition to many complications from long-term high dose opioid use. Her wife Karen became her carer.…

All about Fibromyalgia!

On The Back Pain Podcast, Rob Beaven speaks with Dr. Deepak Ravindran, consultant in musculoskeletal and pain medicine. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/all-about-fibromyalgia/id1511515312?i=1000475357580 Deepak and Rob discuss the widespread problem that is Fibromyalgia, how common it is and its relationship to other pain conditions. Key Takeaways Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition characterised by sleep deprivation, memory loss,…