Webinar Recording: Pain and Parkinson’s
with Dr. Janis Miyasaki
Sixty to 83% of people living with Parkinson’s report pain, and chronic pain is twice as common in people living with Parkinson’s than it is in those without Parkinson’s.
This Webinar was recorded live on April 6, 2020.
In this webinar, Dr. Janis Miyasaki discussed:
- About the prevalence of pain in those living with Parkinson’s
- The structure of the pain pathway and the different types of pain experienced in Parkinson’s
- What causes pain in the early stages of Parkinson’s and how it may change as Parkinson’s progresses
- How pain impacts mental health
- How to talk to your doctor about pain
- About the different treatments for different types of pain, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic
- What you can do every day and throughout your journey with Parkinson’s to manage pain
Your Instructor for the Webinar
Dr. Janis Miyasaki is the Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Program at the University of Alberta. Her area of interest is in novel patient care delivery including development of the first neurologist led palliative care program in the world, positive psychology in Parkinson’s, and communication skills.