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Central and Widespread Pain course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session provides an overview of the most common chronic pain conditions.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the causes of widespread pain syndromes
  • List the common presenting features
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia
  • Describe the multimodal management approach

Several disease processes and lesions in the brain and spinal cord can cause central pain. Some well-defined conditions, e.g. Parkinson's disease, can have pain as part of the presentation and should be managed according to local protocols. They are beyond the scope of this session. This session specifically examines the chronic widespread conditions of chemotherapy-induced and radiation-induced peripheral neuropathy, central pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, myalgia encephalitis, fibromyalgia, bladder pain syndrome and myofascial syndromes.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete:

  • Module 02 Basic Science/Physiology of Pain (001-0497)
  • Module 05a/Anatomy of Nociceptive Pathway/Anatomy of the Ascending Pain Pathway (001-0496)
Instructors / Speakers
Udaya Chakka,
Advanced Pain Trainee, Northern Deanery

Uday is a specialty trainee in Anaesthetics in the Northern Deanery where he has recently completed Advanced Pain Training.

He is keen to pursue his career in both anaesthetics and pain medicine.

Prior to emigration to the UK, he was trained in Anaesthesia in India, having achieved a Masters in Anaesthesia (MD). He also completed a Post-Doctoral Certificate Course in Cardiothoracic and Neuro-anaesthesia in India.

Uday is a keen teacher and has been involved in many teaching activities throughout his training.

Outside of medicine, his interests include spending time with family, listening to Indian classical music and exploring nature.

Uday is a content author for the e-PAIN project.

John Hughes,
Consultant Pain Medicine. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

John Hughes has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management since 1995.

John has a special interest in abdominal and pelvic pain. He also has a long-standing involvement in education across all disciplines.

John is a module editor with the e-PAIN project.

Central and Widespread Pain course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
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