This is an electronic copy of the Explain Pain
book, now available for download.
Explain Pain's Tenth
Solid evidence now shows that knowing why we hurt will help us heal.
All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating
part of everyday life. In
a world where 1 in 5 of us experience ongoing pain and where there is
increasing evidence for the failure of synthetic drugs, take heart: help is at
hand. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can
actually help treat pain.
Recent advances in fields such as neurophysiology, brain
imaging, immunology, psychology and cellular biology have provided an
explanatory platform from which to explore pain. In everyday language
accompanied by quirky illustrations, Explain Pain Second Edition discusses how pain
responses are produced by the brain, how responses to injury from the autonomic
motor and immune systems in your body contribute to pain, and why pain can
persist after tissues have had plenty of time to heal.
Co-author Dr 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
Pain has sold around 60,000 copies world-wide in 5 languages and countinues to inspire clinical research and
multidisciplinary pain treatment globally. Explain Pain aims to give
people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for
viewing what happens to your body and brain during pain. Once they have learnt
about the processes involved they can follow a scientific route to
a second edition?
decade of scientific research is a lot – and we need to keep on top of it.
the last 10 years there has been increasing support for therapeutic
neuroscience education form clinical trials, educational science, neuroscience,
plain logic and the failure of drug therapy on chronic pain outcomes. Lorimer
and David have subtly changed some of the
language so that the second edition can be delivered with much more authority
than the first.
Noigroup Publications (2013), 133 pages, 90+ illustrations and diagrams.Authors: Dr David S. Butler and Prof. G. Lorimer MoseleyArtwork: Sunyata www.artsunyata.com Evidence based document for Explain Pain
Book Samples: EP Contents page
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Video: Butler and Moseley reflect on the fifth year anniversary of Explain Pain.
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