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Neuroscience Education for Patients

Help your patients lessen their pain

Research shows that understanding how pain works in the body allows patients to hurt less, exercise more and regain control of their lives. These two neuroscience education books are designed to empower your patients with that understanding, as well as provide them with key concepts for pain relief. By Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD.

Why Do I Hurt?

A Patient Book About the Neuroscience of Pain


This book helps patients deepen their understanding of how the nervous system and brain contribute to pain. It provides education and strategies they can easily apply to lessen their pain.
  • Explains how extra sensitive nerves lead to chronic pain
  • Provides strategies for calming those nerves
  • Includes approachable language with metaphors and examples
  • Features illustrated images to grasp and remember the concepts
Additional product information:
  • Softcover
  • 54 pages
  • Available as an eBook

Why Are My Nerves So Sensitive?

Neuroscience Education for Patients with CRPS or RSD


Help your patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) desensitize their tissues with the brain exercises and pain relief strategies in this book.
  • Explains how pain is produced by the nervous system and brain
  • Provides mental exercises that prepare patients for moving painful body parts
  • Includes illustrated images for grasping and remembering the concepts
  • Co-authors Colleen Louw and Kory Zimney
Additional product information:
  • Spiral-bound softcover
  • 82 pages


About the author


Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Adriaan Louw, educator, scientist and physical therapist, has been practicing and teaching pain science for 25 years. Adriaan is the president and CEO of International Spine and Pain Institute. Adriaan holds adjunct faculty positions at St. Ambrose University and University of Nevada Las Vegas and is the program director for ISPI/EIM Pain Certification and Pain Fellowship Programs.

Why Do I Hurt?

A Patient Book About the Neuroscience of Pain
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Why Are My Nerves So Sensitive?

Neuroscience Education for Patients with CRPS or RSD
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