What does exercise do for pain?
Exercise is recommended to help prevent the development of pain and as a treatment for those with chronic pain. However, the act of exercising can be extremely painful for some. So why should we do it?
Professor Kathleen Sluka is joining us on Thursday 18th February to discuss how physical activity can increase and decrease pain, revealing the underlying neurobiology. She will also discuss how we can integrate exercise into the bigger healthcare picture.
Joining us on our panel are Adam Meakins (The Sports Physio & the Better Clinician Project) and Pete Moore (Paintoolkit). Come and join in the discussion and find out how we can implement exercise for chronic pain and what effects exercise will have on the individual.
For a glimpse into the incredible research Kathleen has produced check out these papers:
- The interaction between pain and movement
- Exercise-induced pain and analgesia
- IL-4 mediates the analgesia produced by low-intensity exercise in mice with neuropathic pain
- Regular physical activity prevents development of chronic muscle pain through modulation of supraspinal opioid and serotonergic mechanisms
- Does exercise increase or decrease pain? Central mechanisms underlying these two phenomena