Painful Yarns. Metaphors & stories to help understand the biology of pain.
Paperback, 113 Pages
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This classic book, written by Professor Lorimer Moseley, provides an entertaining and informative way to understand modern pain biology. Described by critics as 'a gem' and by clinicians as 'entertaining and educative', painful yarns is a unique book. The stories, some of his travels in outback Australia, some of experiences growing up, are great yarns. At the end of each story, there is a section "so what has this got to do with pain?" in which Moseley uses the story as a metaphor for some aspect of pain biology. Professor Moseley is co-author of Explain Pain (http://noigroup.com/ep/index(ep).html), which is a key text for pain sciences at Universities throughout the world.
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Mar 12, 2010Great Great read.... Laugh & learn. It reads like it is self published - rather rough, but that is part of the charm of the book. Who da thought chronic pain and laughter could be woven together so well. Well done Lorimer!!
Aug 26, 2009"Great book" This is very funny and very educational. I highly recommend this book if you have back pain but your scans show that your back is not broken. That is me. I am hopeful that I can get better and this book helps me realise that I probably can.
Jun 15, 2009"Painful yarns. GL Moseley" This book helps break down the stigma and misunderstandings commonly associated with pain. The stories, like pain, are truly "human", and we can all easily relate to them. Moseley's true skill though (an enviable one), is to be able to create such laugh out loud humour without diluting the message the book contains. This is a must read for anyone with chronic pain or closely associated with someone suffering pain. It is a great tool for health professionals who, like me, spend many hours a day encouraging people to understand pain more, and fear it less. David Hall, Physiotherapist and Health trainer
May 29, 2009"Learning can be fun." Learning can be fun. This book proves that saying correct. I thought it was dam good and I am not a physitian and I am not someone with pain. My brother lent me his copy because he has back pain and I read it on the train to work. He said it was really good. i must admit i was skepticle. But then the person next to me said that must be good because I was giggling at Dustys bum crack, which is one of the storys that the writer uses to explain why things hurt more when we are already worried about them. that makes sense to me. the writer is a professor at oxford univeristy in england so it kicks that he has a story about dustys bum crack! so I told the person next to me to go and buy it too. I am the first to complain about bad products so I thought i should congratulate this guy on a really kicking book. it is seriously way out there for hilarious reading.
Dec 23, 2008"Endorphins and sage advice by Neil Pearson" This book is one of those must reads for anyone working with people with persistent pain. What’s more, give this to your clients to enhance their understanding of pain neurophysiology. Learning from ‘the pain expert’ is always a powerful experience for clients. “Wow now I get it, why didn’t you explain it to me as well as this guy in the book?” “Well I guess if it is written down, you may not be as full of it as I thought.” Painful yarns includes eleven of Moseley’s engaging stories. At the end of each yarn he provides two things: information of what this story has got to do with pain, and a one sentence take home message. As those of you who have heard Moseley’s presentations will expect, his humour draws us in and teaches us that our beliefs about pain are not founded on our life experiences or on pain science. My only regret about the book is that I now have clients saying things like “You didn’t tell that ant-in-the-ear story... More > anything like in the book!” At the end of Moseley’s book, he requests the reader to send in their own painful yarns. This may lead to publication of more yarns, however my take is this – how better to get your client to understand pain than to come up with their own story that helps to explain the neurobiology of pain? This book is one I will now recommend for any clinic where they treat people with persistent pain. Its positive impact on the reader’s endogenous pain-relieving mechanisms make it a valuable read for anyone struggling with persistent pain. Here’s hoping that these types of stories can be translated and made culturally humourous. Co Chair Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Sciences Group< Less
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- by G Lorimer Moseley (Standard Copyright License)
- Dancing giraffe press
- July 20, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.49 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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