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Bodymaps are distorted in chronic pain

Steve Haines - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The video below is another wonderful development of how pain works. There is a revolution in how researchers are framing pain over the last few years. As teachers in the cranial community we are trying hard to catch up. We have changed our essential reading list to include Painful Yarns by Lorimer Moseley and tweaked the Body Intelligence Training manuals and teaching to reflect these new understandings. The good news is that much of the territory we have been exploring for many years. The video below gives some great science backing up the model of using WOSI (Weight Outline Skin and Inside) as a framework of exploring how people actually perceive their body and our general goal of being embodied. The research on two point discrimination described about half way through is fabulous. Also the left right discrimination. In fact the whole thing is just great.

Osteoarthritis pain is at least as much about the perception in your brain as it is tissue damage to the joint:

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You can access many of the papers here   

http://www.bodyinmind.org/resources/journal-articles/  

A really good start is scroll down to 2008 to: Moseley,GL (2008) I can’t find it!  Distorted body image and tactile dysfunction in patients with back pain. Pain 140,1 239-43.

Comments
Chronic Pain Disorder commented on 20-Mar-2018 05:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this video. It raises some very interesting ideas.

Keep up the good work.

Best wishes, Alex
Physical deterioration is no reason for pain! | Craniobd Blog commented on 20-Mar-2018 05:34 PM
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Steve Haines commented on 20-Mar-2018 05:34 PM
Reblogged this on Pain Is Really Strange.

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