Explain Pain (8311) Spiral-bound – September 25, 2013
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About the Author
David has been a witness to and an instigator of the treatment of pain since the mid-80s with a professional life mixing the clinic, research and teaching. He is an accomplished author of many publications blending manual therapy skills with neurobiological evidence and clinical decision-making for the management of acute and chronic pain states. David's professional love is devising ways to take the complex gifts of neuroscience to students, clinicians and sufferers in ways that can change their lives.
- Publisher : NOI Group; 2nd edition (September 25, 2013)
- Language : English
- Spiral-bound : 130 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0987342665
- ISBN-13 : 978-0987342669
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 11.5 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
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Fair note I recomend this for 5 stars only for the physical copy. I have had several fellow students buy the digital version and have heard complaints that the quality was very poor. This recomendation is ONLY for the physical book and its content.
My sciatic pain in my hip was a great example of the brain creating pain. The L4 nerve root was being impinged by a 1/2" herniation of the disc. However, the pain appeared in my hip. There was literally nothing wrong with my hip, but that didn't stop me from feeling it there or from feeling like I should stretch the hip to relieve the pain. However, that was just my brain's misinterpretation of the signal from the nerve. Fascinating stuff to study!
Pain was preventing me from living my life. As a writer, it kept me from writing my novels because my wrist and shoulder couldn't tolerate being on a computer for more than an hour at a time. But Explain Pain, helped me to understand what was going on with my body. Knowing that the pain wasn't a signal that I was reinjuring the area helped. There were also suggestions as to how to work up to doing things you liked to do, such as taking walks, writing, and how to conquer your pain. The biggest lesson, pushing through the pain is NOT the right strategy.
The medical terminology and concepts were dumbed down for a layman like me. There were plenty of pictures to help explain the concepts being described as well as detailed examples. There wasn't a concept I read I didn't understand by the end of the chapter.
If you have chronic pain, this is the book for you. Acute pain is different; it's generally due to an injury. But chronic pain is debilitating and understanding it is the path to finding solutions. I highly recommend this book to people, like me, who are suffering. In fact, it was my physical therapist who'd recommended it to me. In other words, the medical community approves! It's a fabulous resource.
* Full disclosure, I read my PT's copy and I liked it so well, there were so many great suggestions, concepts, and ideas I wanted my own copy. So I ordered one from Amazon so I could use it as a reference.
Top reviews from other countries
Great respect for the writers, not so much for the editors and illustrators (personal opinion)
TL:DR Don't buy the Kindle version.
I would be interested to find out whether anyone has been able to fix this issue and why this Kindle book has been made so difficult to read.
Trying to read Explain Pain IS a pain. I wish I'd read the reviews before buying it.