Do you want to get a deeper understanding of pain mechanisms?
NociFACTS is a free pain education course I developed for people like YOU. I created this course because I have seen many clinicians struggle to understand and apply pain research to their practices. My goal is to give you the foundational basis you need to critically apply these concepts in the clinic.
NociFACTS is NOT:
… an exhaustive review of the pain literature.
… material you can skim through.
… designed for mindless rote memorization.
… intended to compete with other free or for-profit pain education programs.
… written in understandable language.
… a foundation for critical thinking about pain science.
… a model for integrating cellular, systems, behavioral, psychological, & social perspectives of pain
… exposure to concepts implicit in the literature, that are rarely stated.
… a fantastic way to fuel your passion for pain science.
The course will be released weekly in lessons that incrementally build your pain knowledge. Accompanying audio will be added soon!
Lesson 1: Theoretical Foundations of Pain Science
Lesson 2: Building Blocks of Pain
Lesson 3: What is Clinical Pain, Really?
Lesson 4: Why Do Nociceptors Rock?
Lesson 5: Form and Function of Nociceptors
Lesson 6: How Nociceptors Discriminate
Lesson 7: Sodium Channels Made Trivially Simple
Lesson 8: Not Your Mother’s Inflammation
Lesson 9: Stirring the Inflammatory Soup
Lesson 10: Nociceptors Gone Wild: Peripheral Sensitization
Lesson 11: 3 Classic Papers You Should Appreciate
...and many more are forthcoming!
Application 1: Rational Pain Interviews
Application 2: Recall Bias in Clinical Pain
Application 3: Sins of Quantitative Sensory Testing