Pain Medicine

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Podcast Episodes

#62 Functional movement training for back pain with Dr David Johnson, neurosurgeon

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#27 Opioid use disorder & medication assisted treatment with Dr Paul Grinzi, GP

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#4 Opioid prescribing in chronic pain

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#1 Low back pain – review of treatment guidelines, differentials and the role of imaging

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Online Resources

My Pain Diary, from NPS MedicineWise: A written record of how pain affects your daily activities (pdf)

tamethebeast.org: It’s time to rethink chronic pain – understanding your pain is important because it changes the way that you respond to pain

Guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain, by the Centre for Disease Control

Guidelines: Opioid prescription in chronic pain conditions, by Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia (pdf)

Reconsidering opioid therapy in persistent non-cancer pain, by the Hunter (NSW, Aus) Integrated Pain Service (pdf)

Establishing “best practices” for opioid rotation: conclusions of an expert panel

Pain Revolution: a collection of useful information to help professionals work with people in pain.

Videos

Pain Revolution – resources for people in pain (patient): Videos, articles & information to help people understand pain.

What is chronic pain? (YouTube): A great video to show patients

BrainMan videos on understanding pain and stopping the use of opioids.

Books

Explain Pain, Lorimer Moseley & David Butler

All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. However, it is now known that the more we understand pain, the less we will hurt. Modern neurophysiology, brain imaging, immunology, psychology, pain sciences and thousands of peoples’ pain stories now provide a revolutionary and new way to treat pain. The Explain Pain Second Edition, in easy to follow language, discusses how pain experiences are constructed in response to dangers and threats in our bodies and influenced by our thoughts, beliefs and context. This knowledge is the key to recovery.

Apps

Apps Recommended for Pain, by Pain Australia

A curated series of apps for patients experiencing chronic pain.

My Pain Diary – Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker: App Store | Google Play

‘Track your chronic pain, symptoms, triggers and more to create detailed reports you doctor will love!’ Created by chronic pain patients to track, manage and report on pain and symptoms.

Online Courses

This Way Up – Chronic Pain Course

Requires purchase. This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and is based on the effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model. In this course you will learn CBT skills to help better manage your chronic pain and improve your quality of life.

Neuroorthopaedic Institute courses

NOI has been at the forefront delivering pain sciences and neurodynamics education to the world for almost 30 years. ‘Explain Pain’ and ‘Graded Motor Imagery’ of particular note.

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