View Larger Image Pain Revolution Local Pain Educator Directory To my Australian followers, there is a Local Pain Educator Directory now online on the Pain Revolution website. The goal of this new directory is to create a resource that professionals and consumers can use to seek out someone well versed in pain. The directory provides the location and a short bio of the Local Pain Educator and enables searching by occupation, services and specialisations. If you’re finding Pain Revolution’s research and ethos make sense to you, then you could find a great clinician/healthcare professional via the director. Head to painrevolution.org for more. Pain Revolution Expert Directory By Soula Mantalvanos|2022-05-05T12:31:54+10:00May 5th, 2022|Help, Professional|5 Comments Share my story to help others living with chronic pain & to support my advocacy FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail 5 Comments John Quintner May 6, 2022 at 8:33 am - Reply Soula, thank you for posting my comment. The problem as I see it is that the Target Concepts of Pain Revolution are not supported by any published scientific research. They appear to be speculations/assumptions presented to those experiencing pain as if they were the truth or established knowledge. Does this really matter? I believe the answer is a resounding YES. This is because one of the more powerful therapeutic tools available to the clinician, irrespective of their background discipline, is to present a clear and honest explanation that is as close to accurate as possible in the current state of knowledge. Soula Mantalvanos May 6, 2022 at 10:15 am - Reply Of course it matters, but what can patients really do in the course of their search for relief which is their number one priority? As stated in my blog https://pudendalnerve.com.au/2022/02/02/and-the-elephant-in-the-room-is/ this ‘inflammation’ explanation and some of the more holistic explanations have been the most helpful for me over my 15-year experience. You words stay with me many times but so do some of the explanations in the Protectometer publication. I will never forget you telling me that I knew more than any researcher present at the first pain conference I was invited to present at. I also won’t forget my Chinese Medical Practitioner explaining my injury is first and foremost a shock to the nervous system. These insights and feedback have been the most calming, and most affecting for me. When I read the research, it just makes no sense no matter how hard I try to get my head around it. Perception or sensation is a great way to present the battle between Quintner / Pain Revolution. But it still leaves a lot of us in the same painful situation. Always wonderful to discuss this with you. John Quintner May 6, 2022 at 2:42 pm - Reply Soula, “trust” is a foundational element in any successful clinician-patient engagement. When one of the pair passes on misinformation to the other as if it were true, trust cannot be established between them. This is why we challenged the “Target Concepts” of Pain Revolution. By failing to respond, the Pain Revolution theorists have betrayed the trust they so earnestly desire from patients and health care professionals alike. John Quintner May 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm - Reply Soula, to be entirely fair to your readers, they are entitled to know that the “Target Concepts” of the “Pain Revolution” have been challenged: https://painlosophy.wordpress.com/2020/11/08/a-public-challenge-for-the-pain-revolution-theorists/ After almost 2 years, there has not been a response from these theorists. Soula Mantalvanos May 5, 2022 at 1:22 pm - Reply I have listed your publication on the site John. It is important for followers to read the research… if they can! As a patient, it’s very hard to understand the research and know where to go or who to listen to. I call myself well-read and there are days where I just can’t stand to read one more theory, I just want the help. Personally, I relate to parts of both of your theories. At times it changes too. It really is hard from where patients stand. Thank you for your research and all your work. We need to nail this beast! Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.