This public page is for clients and patients (and professionals wanting to get up to speed quickly) looking for the most up-to-date, science-based resources on chronic and persistent pain. These are all free and contain facts that will save you time and money. They’ll also help you make more clearly informed decisions about your health and support better, lasting outcomes.
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Concerned about your x-ray or MRI findings?
Well, it turns out the large majority of these so-called “abnormal” findings, are extremely normal and nothing to worry about! Download this poster highlighting all the stats and facts you need to know, so you don’t become a VOMIT (Victim Of Medical Imaging Technology). You’ll learn by reading through it that looks can be very deceiving 😉 Created by Dr. Bahram Jam, along with many other invaluable resources.
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The team at the Retrain Pain Foundation has created a beautiful, free online program to help pain patients reduce symptoms and get back to living the life they want. This public course and modules can be accessed in 22 different languages. It’s highly recommended for anyone. The information is as important as it is solid.
Download this FREE book by Dr. Greg Lehman. The book is designed to help therapists and patients deal with injuries and persistent pain. The book can be used alone or alongside your current healthcare team. Currently available in 6 different languages, and counting.
Rethink. Re-engage. Recover. PainRevolution.org is an Australian-based movement charged with changing how people understand pain. They are on a mission to create community-based pain education. Every year they hold an annual bike ride in which they stop in different town to educate communities on how to better overcome the burden of chronic and persistent pain. We’ve linked to their robust public resource page. Check out their phenomenal work. By simply learning more, you become a powerful part of the movement as well.
This links to an outside blog post with an excellent compilation of free guided meditations aimed at easing pain (all linked within). I’ve listened to them all and they get the Pinpoint Education stamp of approval! There is very strong evidence supporting the benefits of meditation to help gain control over one’s pain experience. With that, I very much appreciate the writer’s honest stance on the topic:
“While we can’t meditate our pain away, and meditation is definitely not a cure for pain, there are absolutely benefits from meditating while you’re experiencing pain. These can include:
- Acceptance of the pain as it is right now, recognizing that it could change
- Becoming aware of other parts of our body that aren’t experiencing pain
- Noticing that pain changes in sensation; sometimes it is more intense and sometimes it is less intense and realizing that pain isn’t static”
The writer did an excellent job with this list. Remember, to be patient with yourself. Meditation is a mental muscle we work on developing a little each day. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Learn more about it and enjoy the exploration!