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Neuroscience Education for Patients

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Research shows that understanding how pain works in the body allows patients to hurt less, exercise more and regain control of their lives. These pain neuroscience education products can be used independently or together to complement each other; the system is ideal for use with your patients at the clinic, while the two companion books provide educational strategies patients can use on their own. By Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD.

Why You Hurt:

Pain Neuroscience Education System


The clinician system refines complex neuroscience into easily internalized metaphors, examples and images. It’s the perfect tool to help you teach your patients what pain really is and how it works.
  • 120+ illustrated education cards 
  • Chronic pain topics such as “Sensitive Nerves,” “Emotions and Pain” and more
  • Teaching cues that guide each session
  • 50 reproducible homework cards to promote deep learning 
  • Pain questionnaire cards that supplement education sessions or homework
  • Teaching index that ensures accurate selection of session topic
  • Research and background on pain neuroscience education
Additional product information:
  • Digital version for use on desktop or mobile devices

Why Do I Hurt?

A Patient Book About the Neuroscience of Pain


This renowned neuroscience education book will help patients understand how pain works in the body as well as how to turn down the sensitivity of their nerves and lessen their pain. Also available as an eBook. Written by Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD.
  • Based on content found within the clinician system
  • 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 Do I Hurt? Workbook

Neuroscience Education Workbook for Patients with Pain


Help your patients better understand their pain and how they can lessen it through the active participation exercises in this workbook.
  • Areas for patients to track and record their pain experiences 
  • Activities to help them understand how pain works and why they hurt
  • Educational content to help them learn how to treat their condition
Additional product information: 
  • Softcover
  • 35 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 You Hurt:

Pain Neuroscience Education System
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Why Do I Hurt?

A Patient Book About the Neuroscience of Pain
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Why Do I Hurt? Workbook

Neuroscience Education Workbook for Patients with Pain
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