Pain scientists are making exciting new discoveries about what causes pain and how to successfully treat it. Last weekend the RMTs from Intent Health attended an engaging workshop with Dr. Lorimer Moseley - one of the world's most prominent pain scientists.
Dr. Moseley recently helped develop an excellent online resource called tamethebeast.org. The project aims to promote an evidence based understanding of pain and guide patients to make more informed decisions about pain treatment and recovery. It answers questions like:
- How can I train my pain system to be less protective?
- How do I know if I am safe to move?
- How do I know if my health professional understands modern pain science?
- Will I re-injure myself?
- Will I get better?
- How can I speed up my recovery?
Visit tamethebeast.org to watch a clever animated video that depicts pain as 'beasts' that can be tamed. You can also peruse a list of resources to help you understand pain, and listen to real stories from people who have recovered from pain. The information provides a path forward and affirms that "is it possible to tame the beast of persistent pain!"