Multimedia Resources

Videos Featuring IASP Members

How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain?

Everyone experiences pain -- but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the “pain experience” differs from person to person.

Why Things Hurt

Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion? In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies' way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those who suffer from chronic pain.

It Doesn't Have to Hurt

In this talk, Dr. Christine Chambers discusses several problems in the practice of administering anesthesia in the medical procedures of young children. Her research aims to shed an informative light on some of the future consequences of inadequate pain management, as well as what can be done to lessen pain for babies and young children today.

Videos by the Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain 

Examination of the Cranial Nerves

This video shows how to make a cranial nerve examination. Please note that the clinical examination of the patient with orofacial pain should also include cervical spine evaluation, palpation of the temporal arteries, temporomandibular joint examination and intraoral and dental evaluation which are not demonstrated in this video. Taste examination has been excluded from this video.

Examination of a Patient with Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

This video shows how to examine a patient with peripheral neuropathic pain. The patient has multiple mononeuropathy due to isolated peripheral nervous system vasculitis and is suffering from neuropathic pain in his left hand and both legs. Functional assessment and sensory and motor examination of both upper and lower limbs is demonstrated.