Adriaan louw why do i hurt
Why Do I Hurt?: A Patient Book about the Neuroscience of Pain by Adriaan LouwPain is normal - living in pain is not. Chronic pain is commonly due to an extra-sensitive nervous system and how the brain processes information from the nerves. Understanding more about the neuroscience of pain has been shown to allow patients to hurt less, exercise more and regain control of their lives. Why Do I Hurt? teaches patients the science of pain in approachable language with metaphors, examples and images.
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In recent years, there has been an increased interest in pain neuroscience education PNE in physical therapy. There is growing evidence for the efficacy of PNE to decrease pain, disability, fear-avoidance, pain catastrophization, limited movement, and health care utilization in people struggling with pain. PNE teaches people in pain more about the biology and physiology of their pain experience including processes such as central sensitization, peripheral sensitization, allodynia, inhibition, facilitation, neuroplasticity and more. An area of physical therapy where the biomedical model is used a lot is manual therapy. In this paper, we explore the notion of PNE and manual therapy co-existing.
Pain is a normal human experience. Without the ability to experience pain, people would not survive. Living in pain, however, is not normal. Worldwide, chronic pain is increasing. In the US alone, chronic pain has doubled in the last years.
Pain is normal — living in pain is not. Chronic pain is commonly due to an extra-sensitive nervous system and how the brain processes information from the nerves. Understanding more about the neuroscience of pain has been shown to allow patients to hurt less, exercise more and regain control of their lives. Why Do I Hurt? Written by physical therapist and clinical neuroscience researcher Adriaan Louw. Softcover, 54 pages. Want an eBook version?