How radical new approaches to chronic pain management could finally pave the way to safe, sustained relief.
In stark contrast with major advances in cardiovascular medicine and cancer treatment, there’s been a distinct lack of progress for sufferers of chronic pain for over a decade. However, new approaches being investigated at the University of Adelaide may hold the key to sustained relief.
However, some radically new approaches being investigated at the University of Adelaide may hold the key to sustained relief.
Researchers have recently demonstrated a link between the immune system and the maintenance of chronic pain, and are on the verge of proving its potential as a treatment avenue. Teams are also testing the exciting possibility of magnetically rewiring the chronic pain-affected brain – safely and drug-free.
This fascinating presentation will discuss the mechanisms by which these approaches could work, and explain their significant potential advantages over existing treatments. The development of chronic pain and its effect on the brain will also be explained.
Professor Paul Rolan MD FRACP is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Adelaide. He is also Co-principal of the University’s Pain and Anaesthesia Research Clinic, and Senior Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Pain Management Unit.
When: Tuesday 12th February, 5.30-6.30pm
Where: North Terrace Campus, Napier Building, Lecture Theatre 102