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War on Pain

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ISBN-10: 0060930780

ISBN-13: 9780060930783

Edition: 2000

Authors: Scott Fishman, Lisa Berger

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Lisa Berger has written numerous popular nonfiction books, most of which deal with psychiatry, mental illness, and neuroscience.

Foreword
Introduction
The Anatomy of Pain and Suffering: Charting Its Pathways Through Mind and Body
Why Pain Hurts: The Anatomy of Ouch
Disconnecting the Pain Alarm: The Dawn of Anesthesia and How It Revolutionized Pain Medicine
The Mysteries of Chronic Pain: When a Pain in the Back Becomes a Life in Pain
When the Pain Alarm Goes Awry: Traumatized Nerves and Damaged Pathways
Decoding the Neuromatrix: How Pain Changes the Brain
The Mind Fights Back: Placebos, Endorphins, and Other Miracles of Consciousness
Strategies for Healing: The State of the Art in the War on Pain
Normal Nerves, Damaged Tissue: Low Back Pain, Arthritis, Joint Pain, and Other Common Aches
When Nerves Misfire: Diabetic Neuropathy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Complex Regional Pain
Meeting Headaches Head-on: Tension Headaches, Migraines, and Other Monsters
Therapies That Challenge the Limits of Science: Acupuncture, Trigger Point Injections, Hypnosis, and Behavioral Therapies
Pain at the End of Life: Untangling the Threads of Physical and Psychic Suffering
Toward a World Without Pain: The Promise of the Future
Epilogue: Making Peace with Pain
Major Pain Clinics in the United States
Resources: Web Sites, Associations, Professional Organizations
Glossary of Pain Terms
Acknowledgments
Index