Books

Chronic Pelvic Pain – A book for health professionals

By William Ledger, William D Schlaff , Thierry G Vancaillie (Eds) Cambridge University Press 2014

Pain is among the foremost complaints of women seeking gynaecological consultation, yet the diagnosis is often limited to endometriosis. Chronic Pelvic Pain discusses how to diagnose a broad scope of underlying conditions presenting in relation to pelvic pain in women and their treatment.

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Why Pelvic Pain Hurts. Neuroscience Education for Patients with Pelvic Pain

By Adrian Louuw, Sandy Hilton and Caroline VanDyken

The more you know about pain, the better off you’ll be. This book teaches you the truth about your pelvic pain: what it is, how the brain and nervous system collaborate to create pain, and how you can finally find relief. From OPTP.com or Amazon ($20)

Explain Pain

By Dr David Butler & Prof Lorimer Moseley

Solid evidence now shows that understanding why we hurt will help us heal.  The NOIgroup from Adelaide are leading the world in helping people follow a scientifically-based route to recovery from pain. Read this brilliant book, arm yourself with knowledge and use the Protectometer Handbook each day to follow a scientific route to recovery. Buy your copy at www.NOIgroup.com

Useful Websites

ACI Pain Management Network

The Agency for Clinical Innovation has developed an amazing collection of information in all formats: videos, downloads, networks, links and more.

The website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self-management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.

http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chronic-pain

eCentre Clinic

The eCentre Clinic is specialist research clinic and a not-for-profit initiative of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. State-of-the-art free online treatment Courses for people with symptoms of worry (GAD), panic, social anxiety (Social Phobia), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, depression, low mood and other health conditions including chronic pain. They offer FREE access to these treatment courses via participation in clinical trials, throughout the year.

http://www.ecentreclinic.org/

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

Full of useful information for women, men, teens, health professionals about pelvic pain, including research; events; books; links and more.

http://www.pelvicpain.org.au/

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