Meeting held 9 June, 2018

Our warmest thanks to Dr Finch for sharing his precious afternoon with us and a wonderfully informative talk. It was so interesting to learn all about Neuromodulation and how it is proving to be a most effective means of easing the pain of post herpetic neuralgia.
Our heartfelt Congratulations on a brilliant career of dedicated work and deep appreciation for the valuable contribution of marvellous research.
Dr Finch will be retiring from the operating theatre after August but will still be available to help patients as a Consultant.
Our best wishes for a happy future, and even though we know he will still be working to keep us pain free we hope Dr Finch can enjoy some well earned fun and relaxation.
More in the August 2018 newsletter.

Meeting Dates for 2018

Perth: 17 February, 14 April, 9 June, 4 August, 6 October, 1 December

Midland: 13 January, 24 February, 7 April, 19 May, 30, June 11 August, 22 September, 3 November, 15 December

Guest Speaker – 14 April, 2018

Guest Speaker – 14 April, 2018 – Dr Philip Finch, Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Physician.  
Dr Finch, will hopefully answer our questions and share with us his latest techniques on TN pain management. His talks are always most enjoyable and informative and we look forward to seeing you there.

Next Perth Meeting

Next Perth Meeting is to be held on 17 February 2018 from 2 – 4pm at Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park.
This will be an opportunity for members to discuss their particular concerns and any updates or breakthroughs in the treatment of TN.

Perth Meeting Held 2 Dec 2017

This was our last meeting for the year and we all enjoyed a relaxed discussion, good cheer and fun Christmassy get together.
Let’s hope that 2018 brings further hope and good news that we are getting closer to solving the cause, cure and prevention of trigeminal neuralgia.

Perth Meeting – 2nd December

Perth Christmas meeting on 2nd December 2018.

This is last meeting for the year. Everyone’s welcome to come along and enjoy some festive cheer. Wishing all a joyous, pain free Christmas and happy new year.

Next Meetings

Next Meetings

Perth Support Group will meet on Saturday 7 October from 2 – 4pm at Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park. Our Annual General Meeting will be briefly held this day (apologies – it was not held on 5 Aug as mistakenly announced in the previous newsletter)

General Discussion
Members will have the opportunity to ask questions, share TN experience and the support of fellow sufferers which can be most helpful and informative, especially for new members.

Midland Support Group
Meet on Saturday 23 September from 2 – 4pm at The Ascension Hall, 17 Spring Park Road, Midland.

All welcome
Non-members and guests are most welcome to attend TN meetings.

Meeting Held on 5th August

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker on Saturday 5 August was Dr Nicholas Cooke from the Painless Clinic. Members were most appreciative and enjoyed a very enlightening presentation and discussion relating to the persistent pain of classical and atypical TN, the importance of a correct diagnosis and the various treatments and procedures available to help alleviate and manage this ghastly pain. He showed us some valuable guidelines on how to successfully rewire pain by adopting a sensible and healthy lifestyle approach.  It gave many of us hope that we might work on an alternative solution other than going down the serious and invasive path of drugs and surgery.

DVDs and Information

For those who were unable to attend, DVDs of Dr Cooke’s talk are available and a summary of his presentation is included in the October newsletter.

Contact Julia.  or 0417 968 600

Guest Speaker – Dr Nicholas Cooke – Perth 5th August

Perth Support Group, Saturday 5 August.

Dr Nicholas Cooke from Painless Clinic (was WA Specialist Pain Services)

Sue Ormrod who suffers both TN and fibromyalgia has found Dr Cooke’s innovative treatment and care most helpful and we look forward to hearing all about his approach in treating TN.

Dr Cooke trained at Guys Hospital, London and has been practising as a general practitioner in Perth for 20 years. He became interested in pain management through his interest in orthopaedics, rheumatology and the accurate diagnosis of persistent pain.

This promises to be a most interesting and informative talk and a must for those sufferers looking for answers and help along the path to pain freedom. All Welcome!

Guest Speaker – Dr Ryan Kennedy

3 June – Grace Vaughan House

Dr Ryan Kennedy (Chiropractor)
Sympathetic Dominance Information and Protocol

Dr Kennedy completed his Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney. Prior to this he completed an Honours degree in Kinesiology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

His focus is on correcting spinal misalignment to restore normal neurological function. Chiropractic is very much a lifestyle choice and a key component in achieving and maintaining a high quality of life.

We look forward to another enlightening talk and to learn more about this innovative and drug free approach to helping TN and facial pain. A must for those endeavouring to avoid surgery and to keep their body in a state of alignment, well being and able to deal with TN.

Hope to see you all there.

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