Episode 30: Ananda Mahony - Pain Management: The Biopsychosocial Approach
Ananda Mahony (MSc Pain Management, BHSc Naturopathy) is a naturopath, lecturer and clinician with over 20 years experience. She has a special interest in the management of chronic pain and complex health conditions. When we think about pain management, our first thought is inflammation and tissue injury, however it's much more complex than that. Pain is very debilitating and significantly impacts peoples quality of life. As we know, many of the current medical interventions (such as drug therapy / surgery etc) often provide limited benefit for sufferers of chronic, non responding pain. Ananda joins me to discuss the biopsychosocial approach to pain management, how the brain plays a major role in pain perception, and provides meaningful strategies around how clinicians can help their patients manage and overcome chronic pain.
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