Lorimer Moseley on Pain Research
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Better Understand & Treat Pain
With the Help of One of the World’s Leading Pain Experts
Early in the morning while on a weekend away camping with friends by the Wollondilly river, Lorimer Moseley decided to take a dip in the river.
While he was walking through the bush, he felt something prick his ankle.
Thinking it only to be bush scrub, he continued walking, until he fell unconscious.
The next thing Lorimer remembers was waking up in a hospital.
It turned out that harp prick wasn’t caused by bush scrub, but a bite from the second deadliest snake in the world, an Eastern Brown snake.
And he had just spent the past four days unconscious, fighting for his life.
Months later, having fully recovered, Lorimer found himself out in the bush again, this time taking a hike in a national park near Sydney.
Again, he felt something prick his ankle.
But this time, he felt an intense pain shoot up his leg, and Moseley feared the worst.
This time, he called an ambulance.
The ambulance officer came rushing and checked the wound, but it was found to only be a scratch from some bush scrub.
Despite only having been lightly scratched, Lorimer felt intense pain from it, and still had groin pain from it a week later.
The way his body interpreted scratches, and the subsequent intensity of pain he felt had been drastically changed.
It was then that Lorimer realized the true complexity of pain.
Pain is a huge problem.
It affects one in five people, and western societies spend almost as much on the treatment and management of pain as they do on diabetes and cancer combined.
Chronic pain can cripple, and ruin lives—not only of the sufferer, but their family and their careers.
Pain stops people from participating in the activities they love, can have devastating financial consequences, and can create constant agony for its sufferers that often lasts for years.
Confusingly, pain can often linger, or even spread, long after an original injury has healed, or has been resolved.
Despite being such a widespread and crippling problem, many pain sufferers fail to find a satisfactory explanation and treatment for their pain and end up having to put up with it.
Most chronic pain patients are stuck in a medical system based on an outdated understanding of pain and pain management. Because of this, they often don’t get the proper diagnosis or treatment that takes into account the multiple systems and factors that make up the pain.
Professor Lorimer Moseley is one of the top clinical researchers of pain, and has dedicated his life to understanding why things hurt, why they keep hurting, and how we can better prevent and manage chronic pain.
He has sought to develop evidence-based treatments that work in the real world, and that target the real cause of pain and factor in the multiple factors involved.
In his presentation, Pain, Lorimer will provide you with a current state-of-the-art, scientifically backed, straight-forward science on how pain works. You’ll learn what you need to know and do to manage it, and how to help your patients recover normal function.
Understand Pain & Help Your Patients Get Their Lives Back
In this 140-minute video, Lorimer will explore—
• The traditional yet erroneous understanding of pain
• How pain actually works: the concept of neurotags that integrate the last 50 years of experimental and clinical pain research
• The cortical body matrix theory: a model for understanding research from the last 5-10 years on chronic pain disorders
• and much more
Lorimer has authored or co-authored three books on pain, and published more than 140 journal articles on the subject.
In this presentation, he takes complex, cutting-edge scientific information and translates it into an easy-to-understand, coherent framework for practitioners who work with people suffering from pain.
You’ll walk away from this presentation with a modern understanding of how pain works, the factors that make up pain. You’ll learn strategies and frameworks to build better treatments to help get your patients back to normal and free of pain.
What People Are Saying About Lorimer Moseley & Pain
“An excellent DVD presentation on pain.”
~ Mike Reinold, Co-Founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance
“Lorimer Moseley is a great speaker at international conferences, a dedicated and caring researcher with over 50 publications in important scientific journals, and the best hope for changing the plight of chronic pain patients worldwide, as I see it (having worked with this population for 10 years now, in Rotterdam and Amsterdam).”
“I think Moseley’s work to be highly underrated. I feel there is great value in being able to present incredibly complex matters in a simplified manner without compromising the concepts.”
What’s Covered in the Presentation
Here’s what is covered (including transcript page references)—
- How Lorimer ‘accidentally’ started a PhD program in 1999. pg.1
- How Lorimer splits his time between the clinical practice and clinical research. pg.1
- 17th century specificity theorist, Rene Descarte’s, theory of pain. pg.3-4
- Nociception and pain: What happens to C-fiber activity when they come into contact with a hot piece of metal. pg.304
- The difference in response and activity between A-delta fibers and C-fibers. pg.4
- Is pain made up of activity from C-fibers and A-delta fibers? See pg.5
- Can exposure to certain colors vary pain, but not nociception? An experiment you can do that tests this notion and its results on pg.5-6
- The placebo effect and the health profession: results from a test investigating response variations to different color pills, and how it can vary across cultures. pg.6
- Results from a fake head simulator experiment testing pain. pg.7
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): a syndrome that is very hard to treat that highlights the relation between nociception and pain. pg.7-8
- The worst kind of injuries according to Lorimer’s neurophysiology lecturer. pg.8
- The example of a man with a hammer stuck in his neck in the ER. Stress-induced analgesia or something else? See pg.8-10
- What you have to ask about the participants of your experimental pain studies—an example of an experiment at Oxford. pg.10-11
- The common characteristic of all pain experiments, and how it differs from real world situations. pg.11
- How vision works and what it illustrates about the complexity of pain. pg.12-13
- What Lorimer Moseley has been criticized about by people he respects in regard to his thoughts about the origins of pain. pg.14
- Four nonsense pain terms commonly used but that don’t actually exist. pg.15
- What modulates nociception. pg.15
- What are nociceptors? See pg.15
- Changes to nociceptors when exposed to certain chemical environments, e.g. adrenaline, menstrual cycle changes, etc. pg.15-16
- What to do with clients whose pain gets worse when they’re stressed. pg.16
- Differences between peripheral and central sensitization, and which causes sensitivity to heat. See pg.16
- Case study: What to do if a person presents with unilateral neck pain—it hurts every time they do a movement, and it spreads once they move for a while. pg.17
- What causes flares around a scratch. pg.17
- What cell type is needed to make synapses work. pg.18
- Why old aches and pains can come back when you’re sick. pg.18
- The modulators of pain: the idea of representations and neurotags that integrate the last 50 years of experimental and clinical pain research. pg.18-25
- Brain scans from pain experiments: data obtained from amputees doing painful movements of the phantom limbs, and data from burn victims having burns debrided—which parts of the brain light up. pg.20
- A baker who got his hand stuck in an industrial bread kneader and had it amputated. What triggered severe phantom hand pain on Saturday mornings 10 years later, and how he got rid of it. pg.22
- How the brain alters pain. pg.23
- How Lorimer Moseley got bitten by the second deadliest land snake in the world without realizing it. pg.23-26
Here’s what is covered (including transcript page references)—
- The cortical body matrix theory: a model for understanding research from the last 5-10 years on chronic pain disorders. pg.26
- How the primary motor cortex is organized in movements. pg.26
- Does the feeling of touch happen in the primary sensory cortex? Traces from EEG electrodes put on the outside of the scalp when someone is touched or stimulated on the scalp. pg.27
- Outer body experience experiment: how to make people think they’re outside of their own bodies. pg.27-28
- The parts of the brain that seem to be important for giving the sense of ownership of your body. Data from Henrik Ehrsson, a cognitive neuroscientist in Sweden. pg.28
- The classically accepted pain matrix. Is it true? See Andre Moreau’s work on pg.28
- What happens in the brain when you have chronic pain. A demonstration of facilitation and imprecision. pg.29-30
- A possible reason for why patients find it difficult to describe where pain starts and ends. pg.31
- How precision is measured in the lab: what happens in someone with chronic CRPS of one hand. pg.32
- Effects of cortical body matrix dysfunction: EMG results from an experiment done on people with CRPS, and how to increase or decrease swelling. pg.33
- The rubber hand illusion: how to change perception of inputs in limbs. pg.34-35
- How Lorimer has induced the CRPS cold hand state experimentally. pg.36
- How Lorimer has replicated tactile neglect in people with low back pain. pg.36
- How Lorimer treated a patient whom they couldn’t touch because she had severe tactile allodynia. pg.37
- Lorimer’s three therapeutic targets when someone presents with chronic pain—ways to decrease pain and disability, and increase participation in the next rehab component. pg.37
- The only treatment based on the cortical body matrix that has Level 1A evidence with meta-analysis support. pg.39
- Has Lorimer extended any of his findings to people with painful arthritis? Findings from preliminary research by Dr. Tasha Stanton looking at painful knee osteoarthritis. pg.40-41
- What criteria should you use to progress treatment in graded motor imagery? See pg.41
- How to help patients understand pain. pg.43-44
- When CRPS patients sleep at night, do they still have a cold arm? pg.45
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