10 recommended books about modern science-based pain rehabilitation

I often get a lot of questions about how to learn more about science-based pain rehabilitation. Many participants in my course or lectures, as well as readers of my articles, often have questions about how to learn more, and of what books I recommend to learn more about science-based pain rehabilitation, clinical reasoning and Neuroscientific […]

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There is nothing called a pain “nerve”, pain fibre, or pain signal

There are however noxious stimulus, nociceptors, nociception, and nociceptive neurons. Nociceptors are specialized peripheral sensory neurons that alert us to potentially damaging stimuli by detecting extremes in temperature, pressure or injury-related chemicals. Nociception, however, a potent modulator of pain, but not the only one. It is vital that we as clinicians and professionals do fall […]

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Pain is a biopsychosocial experience

People do not exist in isolation, but rather we are biological, psychological and social creatures living within an environmental context (1). Multiple factors in this context will influence the worsening and maintenance of pain and disability. Please take a moment to ponder about the following statements: “All people experience pains as biopsychosocial experiences, no matter […]

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Pain science is not a modality!

As I have pointed out numerous times, pain science is just science about pain; there is no secret “pain science group”, camp or crowd, it’s just people who take a scientific look at the pain experience. It’s health professionals that use the current scientific knowledge about pain to inform and better their treatment and management of […]

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Pain treatments and a single cause of pain

When patients want to know the reason and why they have pain, they are often told simple biomechanical and/or structural causes (Darlow et al. 2013, Setchell et al. 2017), such as lumbar lordosis, pelvic tilt, foot arch, leg length difference and so-called degenerative changes, just to name a few. As the reason why they have pain. This […]

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A science-based pain definition

This is an attempt to write a more complete pain definition, that acknowledges the multifactorial nature and complexity of the pain experience, and acknowledging the lessons learned and the knowledge we have gained from modern pain research and science. A science-based pain definition. The pain definition: Pain is part of a complex and dynamic process, multiple factors are involved […]

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20 Amazing tweets from Paincloud

Photo: Carolyn Silvernail I am very proud and honored to have been allowed to represent Denmark at Paincloud Convention in Oslo. There were over 100 health professionals who participated, from more than 12 different countries and from 4 different continents. These health professionals were extremely fortunate to see a number of excellent presentations with international pain researchers and expert clinicians as Dr. Jason […]

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The Elements of Pain Science (and metacognition) with Dr. Jonathan Fass, DPT

I have for several years now, been reading articles and social media posts by Doctor of Physiotherapy Dr. Jonathan Fass. Some of these quotes are from articles and some are from online social media debates. Dr. Jonathan Fass, DPT is one of the lesser known pain experts, but in my opinion he deserves a lot more attention, […]

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Pain Management: Roadmap to Revolution

This amazing and excellent lecture from American Physical Therapy Associations 21st John H.P. Maley Lecture is a must view, for health professionals who work with people in pain. The lecture is with Dr. Steven Z. George, PT, PhD, and the title of the lecture is “Pain Management: Roadmap to Revolution”. This lecture clearly explains the great paradigm shift that there is needed in […]

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10 Essential scientific research papers in pain management

I asked on social media for what my colleagues and peers (some of them researchers), deemed to be essential scientific research papers in pain management (for health professionals). A good suggestions was to read a book on the topic of pain first, more specifically to read “Aches and Pains” by Gifford. I would add to […]

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