Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789016386
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • 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. 1 Pain Is a Common Problem 9
Ch. 2 A Giant Called Mr. Pain 27
Ch. 3 Back Pain - Bob's Story 37
Ch. 4 Headache Pain - Penny's Story 55
Ch. 5 Rheumatologic Pain - Laura's Story 71
Ch. 6 Generalized Pain - Jackie's Story 87
Ch. 7 Long-Term Chronic Pain - Joan's Story 99
Ch. 8 Assessment of Pain 113
Ch. 9 Medication for Pain 123
Ch. 10 Psychosocial and Behavioral Treatments 145
Ch. 11 Alternative and Complementary Treatments 161
Ch. 12 Surgical and Other Procedures 185
Ch. 13 Specific Disease Conditions 201
Ch. 14 Spiritual Approaches to Pain 227
Ch. 15 Ten Practical Steps for Slaying the Giant 251
App. I Healing Scriptures for Those in Chronic Pain 265
App. II Medications for Pain and Managing Side Effects 279
Notes 293
Index 305
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2003

    Person with chronic pain

    This is the best book I've ever read on chronic pain. It has some of the latest treatments and even if they don't work, it talks about how a spiritual approach can help you deal with the pain. Practical and very readable.

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