The Conversation is an online publication created by academics and researchers. Recently they have published a series of articles by pain experts on important aspects of pain – including new ways of thinking about pain and new ways of supporting people who have ongoing pain.
START UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAIN
It is really important when you are looking for answers and explanations about your pain, and what to do about it, that you look to reliable sources of information.
This series of articles provides information and opinions that reflects the best current research and the opinions of pain management experts.
Remember, sometimes reading about new ways of thinking about pain and new ways of understanding pain can be quite challenging at times. Some aspects can even feel overwhelming. This is OK. All that is happening is that you are being shown new approaches and ways to understand your pain. An example of this is where someone feels that a spinal disc problem might be causing their pain but it is, in fact, not a spinal disc problem that is causing the pain, but an activated nerve sending pain signals to the brain even once the disc problem has long since healed.
BE CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR PAIN
I think it is always best to try to be as informed as possible and not just read the information given to you. Ask questions? Seek explanations? Be curious about your pain.
As pain educators we will aim to challenge your thoughts on chronic pain, so as to show you new ways of understaniding your pain, which will ultimately lead to you getting in control of your pain.
As they say: “Knowledge is power”. We at Victoria Pain Specialists believe this. In fact, we say “Knowledge of your pain, is power to manage your pain”.
BE EMPOWERED TO MANAGE YOUR PAIN
Therefore I think these articles will be of benefit to people with pain, and even their families. This and any reading you do around your pain, will lead you to be being better informed, and more empowered to manage your pain.
START READING ABOUT PAIN
If you have any questions, just ask.