18 episodes

The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset'. In this podcast Dr Ravindran explores all things related to pain including physical, emotional and social issues. He also looks at the neuroscience of pain and the fantastic advances which have been made in this area of medicine. He also discusses the business of healthcare and pain management. This podcast is all about open and honest discussion and helping find solutions to complex pain problems. For plain speak on pain - this is Pain Speak.

Pain Speak Deepak Ravindran

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The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset'. In this podcast Dr Ravindran explores all things related to pain including physical, emotional and social issues. He also looks at the neuroscience of pain and the fantastic advances which have been made in this area of medicine. He also discusses the business of healthcare and pain management. This podcast is all about open and honest discussion and helping find solutions to complex pain problems. For plain speak on pain - this is Pain Speak.

    Longcovid - How to beat Brain Fog Part 2 with Dr Sabina Brennan

    Longcovid - How to beat Brain Fog Part 2 with Dr Sabina Brennan

    Welcome to the second part of this 2 part episode where I speak to Dr Sabina Brennan. a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, fellow podcaster and best selling author of the book on how to beat Brain Fog. 

    As we know, Brain fog and congitive dysfunction is one of the most common sysmptoms noted in Longcovid. Treatments are still emerging and I thought it would be a fascinating and hugely useful to hear from a researcher and scientist and someone with lived exeperience herself on how to overcome brain Fog. Dr. Brennan discusses the reasons for brain fog, the present causes and the treatment option available and why we must pay attention.

    In this episode, we delive deeper into how her 4 week program can really help with brain fog reduction in a careful evidence based manner. There are no quick fixes here however Sabina shows that done properly, there can be lasting recovery from something as complex as brain fog.

    A little bit more about Dr Sabina Brennan is available below
    Sabina Brennan (PhD., C.Psychol.,PsSI.) 
    Dr Sabina Brennan is a psychologist, neuroscientist, speaker, host of the Super Brain podcast and author of two Irish Times No 1 best sellers (100 Days to a Younger Brain (2019) and Beating Brain Fog (2021). Sabina is on a mission to get people to look after their brain health as routinely as they look after their dental health.
    Her public engagement projects, which include quirky animations and brain health websites aim to increase the societal impact of scientific research by translating complex content into easy-to-understand resources for general audiences. Her animations have been viewed in more than 140 countries and have been translated into 15 languages.
    How to get in touch: www.superbrain.ie includes links to books, podcast and free online resources
    Super Brain Podcast play.acast.com/s/superbrain 
    twitter @Sabina_Brennan Instagram @SabinaBrennan
    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have.

    If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 44 min
    Longcovid - How to beat Brain Fog Part 1 with Dr Sabina Brennan

    Longcovid - How to beat Brain Fog Part 1 with Dr Sabina Brennan

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. It has been 7 months now and we are still learning everyday about the condition of Longcovid and how it seems to affeect multiple systems. Right now we continue to  offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to Dr Sabina Brennan. a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, fellow podcaster and best selling author of the book on how to beat Brain Fog. 

    As we know, Brain fog and congitive dysfunction is one of the most common sysmptoms noted in Longcovid. Treatments are still emerging and I thought it would be a fascianting and hugely useful idea to hear it from a researcher and scientist and someone with lived exeperience herself on how to overcome this.

    This is a cracking epsidoe and in fact I had to break it up into 2 epsidodes.  I hope you enjoy the show.

    A little bit more about Dr Sabina Brennan is available below
    Sabina Brennan (PhD., C.Psychol.,PsSI.) 
    Dr Sabina Brennan is a psychologist, neuroscientist, speaker, host of the Super Brain podcast and author of two Irish Times No 1 best sellers (100 Days to a Younger Brain (2019) and Beating Brain Fog (2021). Sabina is on a mission to get people to look after their brain health as routinely as they look after their dental health.
    Her public engagement projects, which include quirky animations and brain health websites aim to increase the societal impact of scientific research by translating complex content into easy-to-understand resources for general audiences. Her animations have been viewed in more than 140 countries and have been translated into 15 languages.
    How to get in touch: www.superbrain.ie includes links to books, podcast and free online resources
    Super Brain Podcast play.acast.com/s/superbrain 
    twitter @Sabina_Brennan Instagram @SabinaBrennan
    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have.
    If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.
    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.
    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 45 min
    Pain Speak Special - The Painful Truth with Dr Monty Lyman

    Pain Speak Special - The Painful Truth with Dr Monty Lyman

    Welcome to a Pain Speak Special focussing on a new book on pain "The Painful Truth" by Oxford based junior doctor and academic scholar Dr Monty Lyman released on 15th July. This becomes the 7th book on pain released in the UK in just the 6 months of this year! We're currently experiencing a Renaissance in pain science and it is great to add Monty's book to this fantastic list of  resources for our patients and general public and for anyone interested in knowing more about pain science.

    Order your copy of the Painful Truth here

    In recent years our understanding of pain has altered so radically it's fair to say that everything we thought we knew about pain is wrong. I made the case in my book as well.  As Dr Monty Lyman reveals, we misunderstand pain - with harmful consequences. This is Dr Monty Lymans second book. His first one " the Remarkable life of the skin" was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize". He is a remarkable story teller and in this book , The Painful Truth, he explores and presents cutting-edge research, encompassing phantom aches to persistent pain, and interviews survivors of torture as well as those who have never felt pain.

    It shows the myriad ways in which pain acts as a protector sometimes unnecessarily. He not only provides hope for reducing and managing pain, but takes us to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. In the end he presents the hopefuly side of taking this knowledge and using it for improving our health and I am glad that i got a chance to be featured as well!

    This is the untold story of pain - our most elusive feeling and I am glad that I got a chance to be interviewed for the book and he has agreed to come on to this podcast. Hope you enjoy it.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have.  If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 42 min
    Longcovid - Chat with Darren Brown Co-Founder of LongCovid Physio

    Longcovid - Chat with Darren Brown Co-Founder of LongCovid Physio

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to Co-Founder of Longcovid.Physio . - a global peer support and advocacy group for Physiotherapists (Physical Therapists) and support workers living with Long COVID.

    He is a clinical and academic Physiotherapist specialising in the field of HIV, disability and rehabilitation and leads the HIV rehabilitation service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Darren contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and continues to live with Long COVID. An advocate for Long COVID research, he has become a familiar person enabling meaningful engagement of people living with Long COVID in all responses to COVID-19.  Darren has an impressive day job at London already and he has helped amass an incredible set of resources for patients and healthcare professionals through this website.

    I hope you enjoy the show.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have.

    If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 51 min
    Longcovid - What can be done about loss of taste and smell?

    Longcovid - What can be done about loss of taste and smell?

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to associate Professor Jane Parker based at the University of Reading. Trustee and Advisor to the charity Abscent. A chemist by training, she is based at the Flavour Centre and has had huge experience of work around olfaction and food smells. With previous experience of looking after people with smell disorders in other viral infections and brain injury, she is the right person to talk to us about taste and smell and the strange changes that happen in some people after COVID 19.

    She talks to us in great detail about anosmia (complete loss of smell) and parosmia (altered smells) and how it can be managed and treated.
     
    Find out more about the Abscent Charity here

    Click here to know more about smell retraining.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 36 min
    Longcovid - Viewpoints from occupational health services

    Longcovid - Viewpoints from occupational health services

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to my consultant colleague Dr Blandina Blackburn, Occupational Health Consultant. Dr.Blackburn has been working with staff at the Royal Berkshire for many years and is a hugely respected national figure in Occupational Health and represented her profession at the highest levels.

    We had recently collaborated to write an article for the Journal Occupational Health@work. In the podcast episode, I wrongly mention it as an editorial so apologies for the error. Please find the link at https://www.atworkpartnership.co.uk/journal/issue/17_5/contents/long-covid-and-its-implications-at-work


    She has been invaluable in providing a clear sounding board for many patients who havent been able to go back to work and this includes a large number of NHS workforce. There is a lot of confusion prevailing right now as to how return to work can be established when we are still learning about the long terms effects of Post Covid so I am glad that Blandina can inform us about the complexities and suggest a way forward for now. Rulings are likely to change and we might have her coming back once we know more about the condition and laws change  and courts make further announcements.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 32 min

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