TEDxAdelaide – Lorimer Moseley – Why Things Hurt.
An explanation of how pain is registered in the brain and transmitted in the body. A humorous discussion with some clinical terminology.
Back Pain – separating fact from fiction
Tame the Beast
Prof Peter O’Sullivan discusses how we communicate with patients and what patients hear regarding persistent back pain.
An introduction to approaching persistent pain from a patient perspective.
Understanding pain in 5 minutes
Understanding the complexity of pain
Podcasts on Pain
There is a wealth of podcasts on pain topics for free on the curable website – you can scroll through the headings to find one that really resonates with you
A group of podcasts on the brain’s role in chronic pain. There are different professionals interviewed and some patient’s personal experiences having used the curable health system. Very informative and easy to listen to.
Links Related to Pain
British Pain Society
Derbyshire Chronic Pain Support Group
Pain Tool Kit
Action on Pain
NHS Choices – Ways To Manage Chronic Pain
Useful NHS Link To NHS Change 4 Life
A lot of information on how to be healthier. Diet advice, receipt suggestions, differnt exercises for at home and in the community (some great apps), mental health help.
Books on Pain
Painful yarns – Lorimer Moseley
This short book will help you to understand your pain by using different (often funny!) anecdotes that explain the complexity of pain and how you can manage it more effectively.
Chronic Pain your key to recovery – Georgie Oldfield
Written by a physiotherapist, this book is written directly for those with long term pain who are looking to understand their pain more and find really practical ways they can help themselves. It explains ‘how very real and even debilitating pain, can frequently be caused by our brain in response to repressed emotions as a result of current and even past experiences’. The book includes loads of real life case studies and practical work sheets and is very readable to a lay-person.
Pain Habit discover the truth about your pain – Drew Coverdale
Written by a physiotherapist, this book ‘offers an enlightening outlook into the habitual patterns which lead to our pain and outlines the path to recovery’. This book is quite a deep read and most appropriate for those who can recognise trauma early in life which may have contributed to pain being a reaction to emotions attached to these traumas. It aims to help you understand why your pain developed and has stayed (conscious and unconscious brain having a conversation and miscommunication) and looks at your beliefs and emotions attached to that pain. From here you can start your journey to recovery ad you might find www.thepainhabit.com helpful too.
Our Women’s Health/Continence advice leaflet
Have a look at our pelvic health advice sheet for information on bladder weakness, prolapse and pelvic floor exercise along with some very helpful everyday advice on looking after your pelvic floor. Link to leaflet
There are many more resources from various sources on our pelvic health page (More Info)
Heaps of up-to-date research backed information can be found on the POGP website (More Info)
Jigsaw E https://jigsaw-e.com/ Supported self-management for joint pain
Aims to improve the life of people living with osteoarthritis (OA). This website provides several informative resources including ‘The osteoarthritis guidebook’ which is aimed at anyone with joint pain. Helpful in understanding and managing OA. It also explains the roles of different professionals such as GPS and physios who will be able to help you with the self – management of your symptoms.
Escape Pain https://escape-pain.org/
This is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain (in knees, hips or back). It integrates self- management and coping strategies with an exercise regime which is individualised for each person. It will help you to understand your condition, and teach you simple things you can help yourself with. It takes you through a progressive exercise programme so you are able to manage your pain more effectively.
Recommended Physical Activity Levels for adults
The NHS has put together activity suggestions for different age groups with different abilities. There are also free exercise classes. Great to try a class in the comfort of your own home. Such as yoga, pilates, mat exercises, aerobics, zumba.