Modern science tells us that persistent (or “chronic”) pain is very complex. Persistent pain is multidimensional. That is it is impacted upon by the following:
- biological components – including nervous system involvement, where neurological chemicals and activity are also adding to pain.
- emotional components – where the emotional distress someone is suffering because of their pain can in itself make the pain worse.
- social and behavioural components – with impact on factors including family life, work life, self-confidence and self-esteem, and a person’s basic sense of being able to manage the normal demands of life.
Pain Management Network
This website contains videos, resources and education useful for both individuals and health care professionals. A number of resources have been translated in Arabic, Chinese, Greek and Vietnamese.
Brainman Pain Management Resources
A collection of videos educating about persistent pain. The videos have also been translated into a range of languages.