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Explain Pain 2nd Edn. book & poster set
All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can actually help someone to manage their pain and continue to go about daily life. 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 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.

Partnering the book with the posters is especially useful for the clinic where you may want to have the book and four of its key concepts on offer to your patients in the form of a wall display. The posters four titles encourage empowerment: Take Control, Pacing Activity, Thought Viruses and The Road to Recovery.

BOOK: Noigroup Publications (2013), 134 pages, 90+ illustrations and diagrams, half-canadian wire bound. ISBN: 0-9750910-0-X
POSTERS: Set of four posters, each A2 size (42cm x 60cm), plasticoated finish.

Evidence based document for Explain Pain
VIDEO: Butler and Moseley reflect on the five year anniversary of Explain Pain
VIDEO: David Butler talks you though the poster set (5 minutes)

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Australian Pain Society August 2003 'This book is recommended as a useful resource for any clinician working with patients in pain.'
Jrnl of Osteopathic Medicine Aug 2003 'I can't think of any practitioner who deals with pain who shouldn't read this book... the information should have immediate application in clinical practice, as does the book itself in terms of a patient education resource.'
Margaret Mayo October 2003 'Almost every statement is supported by evidence from clinical trials. This book bridges the gap between people's experience and neuroscience.'
Beth Shelley, PT, December 2003 'I would recommend this book to women's health PTs seeing pain patients.'
Jim Hefford, NZ GP, February 2004 'Butler is well known as a lively lecturer. In this book he and his co-author have managed the extraordinarily difficult job of describing complicated natural processes... and they have done it in an intellectually honest way.'
APS Bulletin V14 No1 2004 J.Loeser 'I highly recommend [Explain Pain] for one's patient library and as an introductory summary for those entering the field of pain management.'
Mick Thacker PRI9.4. 2004 'The book lives up to its title in 'explaining pain' I highly recommend this book for everyone... the information in this book will help many improve function and lead a more functional life.'
Sue Oliver InTouch issue 1-2006 'Education plays a large role in my work at the prison. I have found using Explain Pain... very useful for treating chronic pain.'