Managing Pain / Webinar
Date: 21st August 2019
Learn more about how you can manage the pain related symptoms of MS.View Webinar
No two people experience MS pain in the same way. Pain ‘experiences’ can range from annoying to uncomfortable or excruciating. It can have a big impact on the person living with it yet is completely invisible. Pain is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis and may occur at any point in the course of the condition or it may not at all.
Pain is difficult to define in MS so estimates vary as to how common these symptoms are. Some reports suggest that up to 80% of people with MS may experience pain at some stage.
This webinar will explain the types of pain that MS may cause and explore both short term and long term management strategies, including the role of drug and non-drug related treatments.
About the presenter:
Tim is an MS Nurse Practitioner and MS Queensland’s Manager of Special Education and Community Resources. He has been working in neurosciences for over 21 years in the hospital, community and not for profit sectors. Tim is an MS Nurse Practitioner and MS Queensland’s Manager of Special Education and Community Resources.
He has been working in neurosciences for over 21 years in the hospital, community and not for profit sectors. Tim developed a special interest in MS in the mid 90’s and helped develop an immunotherapy support service at the PA Hospital in Brisbane before moving to support the MS Clinic at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital.
From there he was asked to facilitate the establishment and service development for Wesley Mission Brisbane, successfully gaining full accreditation of service before moving on to his current position with MS Queensland.
Tim is responsible for developing and delivering MS Queensland’s educational programs with people living with MS and relevant health professionals as well as working on the delivery of special projects which address MS from a wellness and self-management perspective.
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