“I like to use that term, what’s called trauma-informed pain care, meaning that we need to understand that when we’ve all gone through different forms of trauma, that may be…The trauma that people experience adversity in childhood, to actually the various traumas that we’ve all been subjected to as part of covid isolation, to poverty in different forms, to pressure, to stress, to job, everything, and all of that has an impact on our nervous and our immune systems all the time. And that means that we are always a little bit more vulnerable to feeling threatened, and that threat can be interpreted by our body, as a way of protecting and bringing our pain sometimes in different areas where even imaging may not show anything, so that being that trauma-informed and bringing pain care in that lens, I think has been a very useful way to make sure that every person gets a more holistic way of looking after themselves, and for me to suggest ways to look after themselves.”
~ Dr. Deepak Ravindran
Important Links to Dr. Deepak Ravindran:
- Website: https://deepakravindran.co.uk/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrDeepakRavindran/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdeepakravindran/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepak-ravindran-b225a61a/
- Pain Speak Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/817123
- The Pain-Free Mindset Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pain-Free-Mindset-Control-Overcoming-Chronic/dp/1785043390
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Dr. Deepak Ravindran is a boundary-spanning ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma-informed approach
to pain practice. He has over 20 years of experience in Pain Management and is Clinical Lead
in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, UK.
He is one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds triple certification in musculoskeletal, pain medicine, and lifestyle medicine. He lectures regionally and nationally to GPs and various healthcare professionals on issues in Pain Medicine and Trauma-informed practice.
He Helped establish the award-winning community pain service in Berkshire (IPASS) in 2015
and more recently helped set up and operationalize the Berkshire Longcovid Integrated
Service (BLIS) in 2020.
He continues to work clinically in both services still. He initiated Pain research in his department and is an active part of the Pain Research Network at the University of Reading with more than £100,000 worth of funding since 2016. He has also been able to pitch and secure more than £50,000 of funding from National and local charities
towards various Pain and Longcovid awareness and patient-faced activities.
He has been recently completed the Honors degree in Management at the Henley Business
School and has been awarded the South East apprentice of the Year for 2020 and the
National Apprentice of the Year for 2021 by CMI and the also awarded the Learner of the
Year by the FAB organization 2021.
Dr. Deepak Ravindran is a speaker and podcast host of the channel Pain Speak and author of
Amazon Best Seller “The Pain Free Mindset”. This book is aimed at patients suffering from
pain but also immensely useful for all healthcare professionals in understanding all the recent
advances around pain management in a trauma-informed manner.
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