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 people 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.
Written in everyday language accompanied by quirky illustrations, Explain Pain discusses how pain responses are produced by the brain: how the autonomic motor and immune systems in your body contribute to pain in response to injury, and why pain can persist after tissues have had plenty of time to heal.
Current evidence supports the use of presenting information in multiple formats to help people to grasp new concepts. Having the posters on your treatment or waiting room walls provides a quick reference point to reflect with patients about the key points in Explain Pain, and the illustrations chosen are designed to empower them: Take Control, Pacing Activity, Thought Viruses and The Road to Recovery.
BOOK: Noigroup Publications (2013), 134 pages, 90+ illustrations and diagrams, half-canadian bound. ISBN: 978-0-9873426-6-9
POSTERS: Set of four posters, each A2 size (42cm x 60cm), plasticoated finish.
“I use the posters with great satisfaction for me and my patients. I also use your book ‘Explain Pain’ which is a very good pedagogical tool.”