Pain Neuroscience Books

These books provide a fascinating exploration into the complex interplay between the mind, body, and pain perception.

The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook

The Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) Handbook details a novel three-stage synaptic exercise process for neuropathic pain that progresses in graded and monitored steps using left/right discrimination, imagined movements and mirror therapy. Exploring the representation of body parts in our brains and how they may be affected by injury, GMI aims to alter pain neurotags or sensitive networks in the brain.


Explain Pain

All pain is real, and for many people chronic pain is a debilitating part of everyday life. However, it is now known that the more we understand pain, the less we will hurt.

Modern neurophysiology, brain imaging, immunology, psychology, pain sciences and thousands of peoples’ pain stories now provide a revolutionary and new way to treat pain. Explain Pain Second Edition, in easy-to-follow language, discusses how pain experiences are constructed in response to dangers and threats in our bodies and influenced by our thoughts, beliefs and context. This knowledge is the key to recovery.


Explain Pain Supercharged

For clinicians and anyone working with pain patients, Explain Pain Supercharged offers the latest background information on neuroimmune science, conceptual change theory, and educational science; everything that is required to use the Explain Pain suite of tools to deliver optimal outcomes for individuals experiencing chronic pain.


The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer

A Handbook to Help You Find Freedom from Pain Using the Power of Knowledge and the Remarkable Bioplasticity that Exists in Every Single One of Us

Ongoing and severe pain is the costliest health problem facing the world. If you are experiencing severe chronic pain or coping with chronic illness, you understand that when you feel bad it can be so distressing, disabling and persistent that it stops you from doing the things you need and want to do―the things that give life meaning. That’s where this Explain Pain book comes in.


Painful Yarns: Metaphors and Stories to Help Understand the Biology of Pain

Painful Yarns, written by Dr. Lorimer Moseley, is a compilation of hilarious stories and images intended to help explain the complexity of pain. These stories, while entertaining, are used as metaphors to explain key aspects of the biology of pain. Painful Yarns is a perfect pre-read for Explain Pain.