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Many of these resources are to help people learn about modern pain science.  Pain is a warning sign for actual or potential threat to the tissues. Pain is not necessarily a sign of actual damage  to the tissues (and sometimes it is, it's complicated!!). Current, widely held beliefs about pain are outdated and lead people to believe that their pain is solely caused by what is happening in the tissues of their body (biomedical). Your bodily tissues may inform your brain about potential damage via 'danger messages' but these messages may or may not result in an output of pain.  In fact there are a whole host of contributing factors to pain that have nothing to do with the state of your tissues. That's the interesting bit and those contributing factors will vary for every individual. I strongly believe that if you understand pain you have a much greater chance of recovery. These resources are just a toe in the ocean but are a great first step in to understanding this complex experience we call pain.


Why things hurt. TEDx video by Professor Lorimer Moseley (pain scientist and arguably the best communicator of modern pain science)

TedX - How does your brain respond to pain? Karen Davis

Professor Tasha Stanton talking about Osteo-arthritis of the knee - modern understanding of the pathology and other influencing factors: (short video on chronic/persistent pain)


Fantastic resources for patients and clinicians. A truly holistic approach to the person in pain.

Understanding Pain - Flippin' Pain (

Noijam - Noigroup

Educational website for clinicians and people living with pain.


Podcast interviewing many pain professionals from all disciplines and from all over the world.

Podcast - Like Mind Like Body on Spotify. 

Tell me about your pain - Spotify

Listen in to real life persistent pain sufferers talking with a clinician. Fascinating.

More to come......

Resources to help you understand pain.: Text
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