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Chronic Pain Solution The Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing the Best of Alternative and Conventional Medicine

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ISBN-10: 055380183X

ISBN-13: 9780553801835

Edition: 2002

Authors: James N. Dillard, Leigh Ann Hirschman

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Every morning, more than 50 million Americans wake up to another day in pain. If you are one of them, you know the way chronic pain can take over your life: the lost work and missed pleasures, the harsh drugs or surgeries, the feelings of anger and frustration, the endless search from doctor to doctor. It doesn’t have to be that way. This remarkable book, by one of the leading pain specialists in America, puts in your hands the resources usually available only at the most sophisticated pain clinics. Recent research has shown that the solution to the puzzle of pain is almost never one “magic bullet” treatment. What works is a combination of therapies--often three or more--customized to…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction: The Chronic Pain Solution
Understanding Pain
Six Myths That Can Keep You from Healing
The Yogi and the Anesthesiologist: Integrative Medicine in Action
Where Does It Hurt? The New Model of Pain
Take Control of Your Treatment
Evaluate Your Pain
Build Your Pain-Management Team
Create a Plan for Pain Control
Move or Be Moved: Physical Therapies
Mind-Body Medicine
The Pain-Control Diet: Plus, the Top Twenty Supplements for Pain Relief
Distracting Your Nervous System from Pain
Energy Healing
Pain Pills and Other Pharmaceuticals
Deep Injections, Implants, and Surgery
Painful Conditions
How to Use This Part
Back Pain
Joint Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Neck Pain
Chronic Sprains, Strains, and Tendinitis (Repetitive Strain Injuries)
Peripheral Neuropathies
Facial, Jaw, and Dental Pain
Pelvic Pain
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Special Considerations
Pain Management for Children, Pregnant Women, and the Elderly
Pain and Terminal Illness
"Is There Something I Can Do?" for Loved Ones of People in Pain
The Lessons of Pain
Suggested Exercises
Home Massage Techniques
Acupressure Maps
How to Work with Your Insurance Provider
Accreditation Societies, Professional Organizations, and Support Groups
Recommended Reading
About the Authors