Explain Pain: (Revised and Updated, 2nd Edition)

· Noigroup Publications
18 reviews

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Imagine an orchestra in your brain. It plays all kinds of harmonious melodies, then pain comes along and the different sections of the orchestra are reduced to a few pain tunes. 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 overcome their 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 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. Explain Pain aims to give clinicians and people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens during pain. Once they have learnt about the processes involved they can follow a scientific route to recovery. The Authors: Dr Lorimer Moseley is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and the Inaugural Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, where he leads research groups at Body in Mind as well as with Neuroscience Research Australia in Sydney. Dr David Butler is an international freelance educator, author and director of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, based in Adelaide, Australia. Both authors continue to publish and present widely.

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18 reviews
A Google user
May 14, 2018
I have heard great things about this book. I purchased last week and when I open it in Google Play it shows 67 pages of indecipherable images and fragments of words. I've tried opening in Google Play and Adobe on my ipad as well as my PC and unfortunately can't find a way to read or download (that was my goal) this book so for that reason, I'm giving it one star but would choose zero if it was an option.
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A Google user
March 27, 2017
Good book recommended by my physical therapist to understand what the body is really going through when in pain.
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Dana Junokas
October 18, 2019
A fascinating insight into the power of the brain. Easy to read and apply. Give it a go!
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