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This much anticipated collection of stories, written by clinical neuroscientist and co-author of Explain Pain, Dr GL Moseley, provides an entertaining and informative way to understand modern pain biology. Described by critics as 'a gem' and by clinicians as 'entertaining and educative', Painful Yarns is a unique book. The stories, some of his travels in outback Australia, some of experiences growing up, are great yarns.

At the end of each story, there is a section "so what has this got to do with pain?" in which Lorimer uses the story as a metaphor for some aspect of pain biology. The level of the pain education is appropriate for patients and health professionals. The entertainment is good for everyone. You don't have to be interested in pain to get something from this book and a laugh or two!

Dr Lorimer Moseley has a PhD in Pain Science from the University of Sydney, Australia and is Nuffield Research Fellow in Medical Sciences at Oxford University, UK. His research has been published in highly regarded clinical and basic science journals and has received several international awards of excellence. His humorous approach to explaining pain biology has helped thousands of patients and clinicians to understand why it hurts and why it still hurts.

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Painful Yarns
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August 9th, 2013
It is so difficult to explain pain in the best of circumstances. And even more so when you sit with a chronic pain patient in front of you. This really helped me clarify pain for myself and made it so much easier to explain in easy terms!
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