The first step to healing chronic pain is to understand it. Research shows that the more you know about pain, the better your chances of managing and recovering from pain. These are resources that will help you understand where pain comes from and steps you can take in conjunction with physical therapy to find relief.
Understanding pain (5-minutes)
Understanding Pain Science (20 minutes)
Pain researcher Lorimer Moseley explains the fascinating and complex study of pain science in this down-to-earth, good-humored presentation.
The Neuro Orthopaedic Institute is an international, multidisciplinary center at the forefront of research into pain. Their website contains a variety of resources for those looking to understand the topic in more depth.
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Painful Yarns by Lorimer Moseley.
A compilation of hilarious stories and images intended to help explain the complexity of pain. These stories, while entertaining, are used as metaphors to explain key aspects of the biology of pain. ‘Painful Yarns’ is a perfect pre-read for Explain Pain.
Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley
Co-author Associate Professor David Butler, founder of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, says that “it is no longer acceptable that pain be just managed: we must expect that it can be treated, and sufferers can alter it themselves through education.”
Explain Pain Protectometer Handbook by Lorimer Moseley and David Butler.
Based on the most up-to-date research and the Explain Pain book, it allows patients experiencing pain to explore their unique pain story.
The centerpiece of the handbook the ProtectometerTM is an interactive device that allows patients and therapists to gain a deeper understanding of the experience and establish an individualized treatment and education plan.