Chronic pain remains a clinical enigma. Why do some patients describe debilitating pain that is life changing, yet with no obvious cause?
Professor Andrew Dilley will take you on a journey as he tries to unravel the complexities of chronic musculoskeletal pain. He will explore how inflammation can drive changes in our peripheral nerves that contribute to symptoms, and how these changes may be common to a plethora of painful conditions.
This lecture will touch on nineteenth century medical writing, as well as classic British literature, to explore the mechanisms of chronic pain.
Professor Dilley will discuss his own research, which has diversified from the laboratory to utilising modern imaging techniques, as he better understands how relatively minor pathologies may contribute to chronic pain. Specifically, he will discuss why ‘touching on a raw nerve’ is painful for so many patients.
Free event. All are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register online no later than 48 hours prior to the event.