The Science of Pain....

What is pain?



Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage (Definition according to IASP).

 

In other words, pain is an alarm.  

Research has shown that those who understand the science of pain actually experience less pain.  Below are some resources to get you started....

Educational Resources:

Videos



Professor Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs

Professor Peter O'Sullivan - Making Sense of Back Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlSQLUE4brQ

The Pain Truth and Nothing But

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPjv97unQu0

Taming the Beast (understand pain)

https://vimeo.com/212350345?ref=fb-share

5 minute pain talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_3phB93rvI

The Complexity of Pain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv6RPoVZx9M#action=share

Pain and Me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUXPqphwp2U&sns=em

Knee Pain - Thinking Outside the Joint:

https://www.facebook.com/noigroup/videos/10154427756748527/

Why Your Knees Crack:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NQOZZgh5z8I

David Butler on Graded Motor Imagery Part 1 (there is also a part 2 and 3 which come up after Part 1)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zWyhpiXy9Ig
 

What is Graded Motor Imagery

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fWYUJscRBRw

David Butler explains smudging in the brain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QVAY5stO3U&list=PLiHO5DAsV-Ynk0yc6O--m37ZfB2Hslj7k

This page has a few great videos and resources for kids and teens

https://www.painbc.ca/chronic-pain/kids-and-teens

En Français

Comprendre la douleur en 5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qJuARzD9d4

Prof Peter O'Sullivan - Douleur au dos avec sous-titres en français

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq1GEVBIBAw

Comprendre la douleur en 10 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5YUg45WFDM

La mémoire de la douleur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT3_gaOjQgg

Trousse à outils contre la douleur

http://www.paintoolkit.org/downloads/PTK_France.pdf

Websites:

Pain Education

https://www.tamethebeast.org

http://www.pain-ed.com

Pain BC

https://www.painbc.ca

Association Québecoise de la douleur chronique

http://www.douleurchronique.org

Pain Tool Kit

http://www.paintoolkit.org

NOI Group

http://www.noigroup.com/en/Home

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

https://crps-uk.org/what-is-crps/

Meditation Apps

http://www.omvana.com

https://www.headspace.com

https://www.calm.com

Articles:

The Problem with an Entirely Structural Based Approach to Low Back Pain:

https://thelogicofrehab.com/2016/12/09/the-problem-with-a-entirely-structural-based-approach-to-low-back-pain/

Books:

Explain Pain

By: Lorimer Moseley

Why Do I Hurt?

By: Adriaan Louw

Understand Pain, Live Well Again

By: Neil Pearson

My Stroke of Insight

By: Jill Bolte-Taylor

When Survivors Give Birth

By: Penny Simkin

Movies:

The Connection

www.theconnection.tv