Pain Speak

Pain Speak Special - The Painful Truth with Dr Monty Lyman

July 18, 2021 Deepak Ravindran Season 3 Episode 1
Pain Speak
Pain Speak Special - The Painful Truth with Dr Monty Lyman
Show Notes

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.

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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' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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