Pain Resources

Here are a number of excellent pain management resources for patients who are experiencing painful conditions, however not all of these may be appropriate for your particular symptoms, so please speak to your consultant before undertaking any home exercises or applying any techniques.

 

Books

For patients with desk-based or sedentary jobs Dr Jenner recommends the book ‘Deskbound’ by Dr Kelly Starrett, as well as using the ‘Stand Up‘ application available on mobile devices to get people up and out of their chairs regularly.

Dr Jenner also recommends the ‘Paleo Approach’ diet by Chris Kresser, who has a very good website www.chriskresser.com and book. 

Another excellent book resource is ‘Explain Pain’ by David S Butler.  It covers many of the practical techniques patients can use in an easy way and is highly recommended by one of our lead physiotherapists; Explain Pain by David S Butler

 

Websites

Dr Jenner recommends the following websites:

www.paintoolkit.org

www.headspace.com

www.arthritisresearchuk.org

 

Desensitisation

Dr Jenner recommends the following with regards to desensitisation exercises:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ScGu_IjG8

http://rsds.org/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-treatment-desensitization/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fTqE-GFy3M

 

But again, the above resources should be used to complement your pain management treatment plan or programme, and shouldn’t be undertaken without medical supervision.