Pain is a huge problem in America. I will be adding resources to this page as I'm able.
Manage Your Pain is a great book for professionals and people in pain alike. It addresses what's actually going on in the body when it's in pain and many cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can be used to address chronic pain.
This is for healthcare providers to understand how to perform graded exposure treatment for people in chronic pain. Graded exposure allows people to demonstrate less catastrophizing behaviors and beliefs.
This is a very interesting book that is written for people in pain, but is interesting for healthcare providers and anyone interested in pain. It describes what is going on in our bodies when it's in pain, the national problem, and some solutions.
This is a free resource that patients and healthcare providers can use to learn about pain and also provides worksheets to facilitate learning.
This is a free resource that patients and healthcare providers can use to learn about pain and also provides worksheets to facilitate learning and recovery.
What is central sensitization? changes in the central nervous system (CNS) in particular — the brain and the spinal cord. Sensitized patients are not only more sensitive to things that should hurt, but also to ordinary touch and pressure as well, which obviously should not hurt.