Australian researchers combine cultural practices with pain management | SBS News

By | 2017-12-11T09:47:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Professional Resources|

What great hope this pain management team provide. And I can’t help but think, well, ‘der’! I’m not being rude, but if professionals were able to understand the cultural background of the patient, and talk with them, not to them, [...]

Trust me, I’m a patient: pain education for professionals from a lay perspective

By | 2017-12-11T09:19:31+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Learn, Professional Resources|

Unfortunately, it is all too common for the professional not to listen to the patient and not to believe in their pain. The focus on the ‘relief of suffering’ has almost got lost in modern medicine’s search for diagnosis and cure. It is hard enough to be coping with pain, but terrifying not to be believed when one goes for help. It should not take months of suffering and inadequate (or no) pain relief before a patient finally gets to a pain clinic.

Yes, it is like taming a beast

By | 2017-12-11T14:51:46+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Help, Learn, Professional, Professional Resources|

You’ve all heard the impact Prof Lorimer Moseley made on my pain journey – well my diagnosis actually. If it weren’t for him I wonder how much longer I would have been left searching for the reason behind (pardon the [...]

Not the fitball’s fault – it’s Nav1.7’s

By | 2017-12-09T15:38:29+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Learn, Professional Resources|

In his theory, a stimulus triggers the Nav1.7 channel to open just long enough to allow the necessary amount of sodium ions to pass through, which then enables messages of stinging, soreness, or scalding to register in the brain. When the trigger subsides, Nav1.7 closes.

Can looking at art make for better doctors?

By | 2017-12-12T11:36:55+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Learn, Personal resources|

Their teachers hope that students are beginning to realize that medicine is not black and white, but many shades of grey. The museum sessions are designed to get these students thinking about the importance of a diagnosis that is not just based on physical symptoms, but also on the larger narrative that informs a patient’s health story.

Resources for Treating Chronic Pain by the Victoria Pain Specialists (Vicpain) …MY pain team!

By | 2017-12-11T09:42:15+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Learn, Professional Resources, Read, Tips|

Forgive my bossiness but this post comes from a desperate experience that I lived for 4.5 years. That’s a long time for someone with increasing chronic pain levels and not much hope. I felt isolated and alone in a very [...]