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 understand 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.
Noigroup Publications (2003), 126 pages, 90+ illustrations and diagrams, half-canadian wire bound.