Explain Pain 2nd Edn.

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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 education."

Explain Pain has sold around 60,000 copies world-wide in 5 languages and continues 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 recovery. 

Why a second edition?

A decade of scientific research is a lot – and we need to keep on top of it.

In the last 10 years there has been increasing support for therapeutic neuroscience education from 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, half-canadian wire bound. ISBN: 978-0-9873426-6-9
Authors: Dr David S. Butler and Prof G. Lorimer Moseley.
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About the author

David is an international freelance educator, director of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute and senior lecturer at the University of South Australia. Current professional interests include the integration of pain sciences into undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. He is the author of Mobilisation of the Nervous System (1991), The Sensitive Nervous System (2000), plus chapters in numerous other well known texts about pain and manual therapy. David is the prime motivating force behind the innovative ‘Neurodynamic and the Neuromatrix’ conferences.

Lorimer’s interests lie in the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain. He was appointed Nuffield Fellow at Oxford University in 2004. In 2007, he won the Inaugural IASP Ulf Lindblom Award, given to the top clinical scientist under 40 working in a pain related field. Lorimer is now Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and the Inaugural Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. While leading the Body in Mind research groups there and at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Lorimer continues to publish and present widely.

Sunyata has been an exhibiting artist since 1983, originally working out of a studio in the Willunga Basin, South Australia. Sunyata’s disciplines are broad and eclectic and include printmaking, sculpting, ceramics, painting and music.

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Noigroup Publications
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Published on
Dec 31, 2013
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Pages
133
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ISBN
9780987342669
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / General
Medical / Pain Medicine
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Finally! A handbook arising from the last 15 years of neuroscience, clinical trials and clinical reasoning science is here for both clinicians and pain sufferers. Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) offers a novel three stage synaptic exercise process for neuropathic pain involving left/right discrimination, imagined movements and mirror therapy. With patience, persistence and often lots of hard work, GMI gives new hope for treatment outcomes. David Butler shows how curiosity and learning are critical allies in the search for why you or your patients hurt and he encourages a deep knowledge of the therapy and science behind GMI for the best outcomes. Lorimer Moseley shares his researcher's inquisitiveness about the science behind GMI and the neuromatrix: the representation of body parts in our brains and how and why these representations may be affected by injury. GMI aims to alter pain `neurotags' or sensitive networks in the brain. Graded motor imagery is a treatment in its infancy. How do we know if it is appropriate to use? How do we know what's normal? Tim Beames invites us on a clinical reasoning exploration through patient-therapist narratives, providing invaluable insights into the progression from left/right discrimination, imagined movements to use of mirrors. The online RecogniseTM programme was developed to assess and restore the Lefts and Rights in your brain. Tom Giles, the go-to guy for RecogniseTM, provides the `nuts and bolts' of how to get the best out of the online programme, smart phone app and other practical GMI tools.
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