Understanding pain is trickier than we might think.
My ‘light blub moment’ was half-way through reading Painful Yarns: Metaphors and Stories to Help Understand the Biology of Pain.
Essential reading for people struggling with chronic pain, their families and their doctors!
Then, if you are feeling brave, have a read of Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley.
If you are just keen to get on with some very practical suggestions for recovery, sharpen your pencils and get stuck into The Explain Pain Handbook by David and Lorimer.
Discuss your ‘DIMs’ and ‘SIMs’ with your doctor, your physio and your psychologist.
Don’t know what a DIM is?
Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out…