Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches

Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches

by Harold G Koenig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789016389

ISBN-13: 9780789016386

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This insightful and informative book examines the comprehensive management of chronic pain, incorporating biomedical, surgical, psychological, social, and spiritual perspectives. It provides essential information about how to reduce physical pain and explores techniques for improving people's ability to cope with it. The author, who suffers from chronic pain and…  See more details below

Overview

This insightful and informative book examines the comprehensive management of chronic pain, incorporating biomedical, surgical, psychological, social, and spiritual perspectives. It provides essential information about how to reduce physical pain and explores techniques for improving people's ability to cope with it. The author, who suffers from chronic pain and disability himself, explores ways to cope with low back pain, fibromyalgia, rheumatologic pain, headaches, the pain of multiple sclerosis, and more. Helpful tables provide easy access to information on medications for pain and managing side effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789016386
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is This Book About?1
Ch. 1Pain Is a Common Problem9
Ch. 2A Giant Called Mr. Pain27
Ch. 3Back Pain - Bob's Story37
Ch. 4Headache Pain - Penny's Story55
Ch. 5Rheumatologic Pain - Laura's Story71
Ch. 6Generalized Pain - Jackie's Story87
Ch. 7Long-Term Chronic Pain - Joan's Story99
Ch. 8Assessment of Pain113
Ch. 9Medication for Pain123
Ch. 10Psychosocial and Behavioral Treatments145
Ch. 11Alternative and Complementary Treatments161
Ch. 12Surgical and Other Procedures185
Ch. 13Specific Disease Conditions201
Ch. 14Spiritual Approaches to Pain227
Ch. 15Ten Practical Steps for Slaying the Giant251
App. IHealing Scriptures for Those in Chronic Pain265
App. IIMedications for Pain and Managing Side Effects279
Notes293
Index305

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