1 in 3 people in Ireland are living with chronic pain. Prof. Dominic Hegarty, Consultant in Pain Management and Neuromodulation, Mater Private Hospital Cork and Clinical Director of Pain Relief Ireland discusses living with the life-altering condition with Newstalk's Pat Kenny.
Prof. Dominic Hegarty was invited to chat Basically about pain by Stefanie on her long standing podcast show that takes news stories and makes sense of them.
Stefanie (author, actor, podcaster) interviews experts and individuals with experience in various areas to break complex ideas in a way that is basic for everyone to understand.
Previous guests on the podcast include An Taoiseach Michael Martin, Luke O’Neill, Simon Harris, as well as experts discussing topics.
With over 160 episodes the show has a very large following.
Listen to Prof. Hegarty chatting with Gareth O'Callaghan on Cork's 96FM Opinion Line where he discusses treatment options for those with chronic pain and some management options to help control the situation.
Gareth O'Callaghan who recently suffered a road traffic accident and ended up with prolong treatment, discussed the impact on his life over the last number of months.
Professor Hegarty, explained the long term impact required to help individuals with chronic pain and why we need to draw awareness to the options.