It’s all about Pain!

Pain is at the core of what we do.  How often is it that you treat a patient who doesn’t have any pain at all?  I’m guessing, not that often!  Pain management techniques are a key aspect of our toolbox and to use them effectively we need to have a good understanding of pain.  So, this month at Physiopedia it’s all about pain!

Our featured book this month is Pain: a text book for health care professionals and you can purchase this book via the link for a 20% discount!  To check it out in advance with the three free book chapters available in our member area:

  • The psychology of pain: models and targets for comprehensive assessment.  
  • Psychological interventions: application to management of pain.
  • Rehabilitation and the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

We have already published our interview with Richmond Stace and are preparing our interview with lead editor of the above book, Pain, Hubert van Griensven.  Coming soon!!

We are also featuring Pain journal and have three free journal articles in our member area:

  • Jo Nijs, C. Paul van Wilgene, Jessica Van Oosterwijcka, Miriam van Ittersumd, Mira Meeus. How to explain central sensitization to patients with ‘unexplained’ chronic musculoskeletal pain: Practice guidelines. Manual Therapy 16 (2011) 413-418
  • Clare Louise Clarke, Cormac Gerard Ryan, Denis J. Martin. Pain neurophysiology education for the management of individuals with chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manual Therapy 16 (2011) 544-549
  • Peter Kent, Per Kjaer. The efficacy of targeted interventions for modifiable psychosocial risk factors of persistent nonspecific low back pain – A systematic review. Manual Therapy 17 (2012) 385-401

Our amazing volunteers have been working hard to develop some of the pages in the pain category on Physiopedia.   Below are some of the great pages that they have created and are currently working on.  Thanks Evan, Scott and Venus!!

If that’s not enough for you we have a full learn topic on the psychosocial aspects of pain in our member area which includes an array of resources including book chapters, journal articles, videos, podcasts etc. That should all be enough to satisfy some continuing education and professional development requirements this month!

Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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