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Chronic Pelvic Pain - Navigating Comorbidities and Complexities to Improve Treatment



Chronic Pelvic Pain - Navigating Comorbidities and Complexities to Improve Treatment

Chronic pain is one of the top 5 health concerns affecting women in Australia, with chronic pelvic pain (CCP) estimated to affect between 15-25%. While endometriosis is the most common cause of CCP, accounting for up to 40% of cases, other causes of CPP exist. Regardless of the underlying cause, CPP has a negative impact on the quality of life of affected patients. Women with CPP are also likely to report other health conditions, most notably depression and anxiety but also poorer social and academic engagement and sexual relationships.

Understanding pain processing, nociception, and underlying pain mechanisms that can cause CPP has expanded in recent years, with evidence emerging on the intrinsic role of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems in this condition.

During this 90-minute masterclass, clinical naturopath Ananda Mahony will present her understanding of CPP from the perspective of the nervous-endocrine-immune ensemble (NEI). This is an overarching supersystem that is linked by a common chemical language comprising of neurotransmitters, peptides, endocannabinoids, cytokines, and hormones. CPP represents an ensemble of interdependent processes within the NEI supersystem that operate to cope with injury.

CPP can result from NEI supersystem dysregulation, this is characterised by unique interactions of genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors, as well as past experiences. Ananda will show that by viewing CPP through a NEI lens, practitioners can gain a critical understanding of the multidimensional and subjective lived experience of pain. Ananda will share her clinical treatment approaches to chronic pain, outlining 6 key areas to address to achieve significant benefits for patients.  

Finally, Ananda will navigate a case of complex CPP in a 42-year-old woman post-hysterectomy with comorbid Irritable Bowel Syndrome and interstitial cystitis. Ananda will take you through her clinical approach, assessment tools, and understanding of this case through the lens of the NEI ensemble, as well as treatment strategies used to address the wider drivers of chronic pain.

The session will be facilitated by our fx Medicine Ambassador and naturopath Lisa Costa Bir, who will support this important conversation with guided questions and include her own clinical experiences navigating CPP with her patients.

 

The content of Clinical Mastery is intended to provide high level information for healthcare professionals and may not include all relevant information in relation to medications/drug interactions/product ingredients. Specific and tailored advice is required for each patient.

Please note that at this time registrations for this live educational event are only open to Australian and New Zealand healthcare professionals and/or students who meet the BioCeuticals account application requirements.

New account applications close February 9 for access to the live session. New account applications sent after this must wait for the webinar recording due to processing times.

This event is 1 x 90-min session only-

  • Understand the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain and the overlap with other pain conditions and comorbidities.
  • Learn the role of visceral cross talk, musculoskeletal issues, and other underlying mechanisms, which contribute to the complexity and impact of pelvic pain in women.
  • Address six foundational areas to restore health and wellbeing in patients with CPP.
  • Update your view of pain chronicity and symptom severity through a lens of NEI system dysregulation.
  • Fine-tune your assessment and management of pelvic pain.
  • Apply complementary therapeutic and interdisciplinary approaches for persistent pelvic pain.

CPD points apply. The webinar is classified as 1.5 hours of learning.

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  • Please note that at this time registrations for this live educational event are only open to Australian and New Zealand healthcare professionals and/or students who meet the BioCeuticals account application requirements.
  • NZ Practitioners: to register, or for more information please contact your New Zealand Practitioner Sales Consultant. Your interest to register must be received 7 days before the live event.

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Presenters


Ananda Mahony

Ananda Mahony is an experienced naturopath and pain educator with a Masters in Pain Management. She has a special interest in helping people who have a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, from rheumatoid arthritis to chronic pelvic pain to digestive pain, or any condition where pain is a predominant feature. As a specialist in this area Ananda has developed programs to help resolve chronic pain and get back her patients back into life. 


Lisa Costa Bir

Lisa Costa-Bir is a practicing naturopath based in Sydney, Australia. She specialises in women’s health and auto-immunity in her clinical work, as well as working as an academic lecturer and clinical supervisor at Torrens University and Endeavour College of Natural Therapies in Sydney. Lisa is a popular fx Medicine Ambassador and podcast host. Her greatest passion is psycho-neuro-immunology and understanding how natural interventions can be used to modulate neuro-endocrine-immune responses for optimal patient heath. 



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