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on 16 October 2011
it's an excellent book for both therapists and patients. it explains in comprehensible language exactly what happens in the brain when pain occurs.
it gives grounds for conversation between therapist and patient, thus allowing the patient to understand the underlying reason of the body natural response to pain.
feeling pain is scary, especially when you don't know why. therefore the more you know, the more you understand, the more you get the control back over your body, and at the end pain becomes not so scary anymore.
I know it is and expensive book, but is is worth every penny, and it is written by some of the most informed researcher on pain.
I would recommend also another book to read before or after Explain Pain: The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge. I read them both at the same time, and they speak the same language.
they helped me understand how important is the brain in the pain relieving therapy, it shines light on a subject that is obscure to many.