Adriaan Louw’s handbook for patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD) teaches the neuroscience of pain and guides the patient through graded motor imagery to desensitize their tissues.
The suffering of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is very real. However, all pain is produced by your nervous system and brain—knowing this is the key to your recovery. Since movement creates pain, you must first desensitize your tissues by exercising your brain.
Simply put—the more you know about pain, the better off you’ll be. This patient book, written in easily digestible language, explains how pain works and details a series of mental exercises that will prepare you for physical movement of painful body parts.
Written by physical therapist and neuroscience researcher Adriaan Louw, along with co-authors Colleen Louw and Kory Zimney.
Illustrated. Spiral-bound softcover; 82 pages. Non-returnable.