Chronic pain is a complex condition that can be difficult to understand but improving knowledge about pain can help start the process of rehabilitation and recovery. Chronic pain is real but it can be hard for people with pain to communicate how their pain feels and how it affects them. These videos are designed to help in this process.
A group of medical services in Australia has been busy producing the award winning Brainman videos. Using animation, these 3 videos present the latest scientific evidence on chronic pain in under 5 minutes. The links will open in an external window on the YouTube website. They are free and a subscription is not necessary.
Understanding Pain in less than five minutes is a short 5 minute animated feature which helps explain the differences between acute and chronic pain, the complex nature of chronic pain and provides a helpful outline of successful management strategies.
Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses is the second in the series and, in a short 2 and a half minute video, it describes the complexities of chronic pain and how to start on the road to recovery.
Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids summarises in 5 minutes why opioids (like morphine, oxycodone, tramadol and buprenorphine) are not recommended in the management of chronic pain.
Professor Lorimer Moseley presents the non-animated ‘Body in mind- the role of the brain in chronic pain’. Professor Moseley is an Australian physiotherapist and Clinical Neuroscientist who provides a more in depth level of understanding of chronic pain to an audience. This includes anecdotes, scientific experiments, how vision works (and how your brain creates illusions), what pain is and how it becomes chronic.