The Neuroscience Behind Pain Education

Author: Kathryn A. Schopmeyer

Pain science education has gained international praise as an underutilized clinical intervention for treating pain. Research supports teaching patients about pain using a neurophysiology framework, rather than explaining pain in biomedical or biomechanical terms. To "explain pain, not anatomy" is easier said than done. This course provides arguments for utilizing this type of education in the clinic and simplifies talking points to help busy clinicians feel more confident when teaching patients about pain. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2016)

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