Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood by Lonnie K., M.D. Zeltzer M.D., Christina Blackett Schlank |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood

Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood

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by Lonnie K., M.D. Zeltzer M.D., Christina Blackett Schlank
     
 

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From a renowned expert in the field, a parent's guide to managing their child's chronic pain—to give back normal life to the 1 in 5 children for whom pain is a serious problem. A child's chronic pain undermines school performance and social and emotional health, erodes finances, and devastates the family.

This book reveals what parents can do to alleviate

Overview

From a renowned expert in the field, a parent's guide to managing their child's chronic pain—to give back normal life to the 1 in 5 children for whom pain is a serious problem. A child's chronic pain undermines school performance and social and emotional health, erodes finances, and devastates the family.

This book reveals what parents can do to alleviate their child's pain on a daily basis. Dr. Zeltzer's clinic is renowned for treatment of pediatric pain stemming from headaches, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome; fibromyalgia, and more, via a multidisciplinary approach including specialists in psychiatry, hypnotherapy, yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, and others. Based on more than 30 years study, Dr. Zeltzer offers ways to take control of the pain and ultimately become pain-free. She explains how to tell if the pain has become chronic, soothe the nervous system, reactivate the body's natural pain control mechanisms, which medications are most effective, breathing, muscle relaxation and visualization techniques, how to reduce parents' guilt and much more.

It is never too late to treat pain in children, no matter how long it has lasted, says Dr. Zeltzer. Her book offers help and hope to families desperately in need.

Editorial Reviews

Deepak Chopra
“An important, compassionate book...”
James Campbell
“Parents! If you hava child in pain, read this book. There is hope.”
Charles Berde
“...an outstanding book for parents of children and adolescents with chronic pain. I recommend it highly.”
Neil L. Schechter
“...a valuable and important book that will be appreciated by every family struggling with a child in pain.”
Kenneth R. Goldschneider
“...reassuring and informative. Parents will gain hope when they discover the many available treatment options.”
B.K.S. Iyengar
“I hope Dr. Zeltzer continues to do subjective research on yoga so that the young generation regains freedom from pain...”
Laura Schanberg
“A wonderful book! Dr. Zeltzer’s approach is loving, respectful, upbeat, and best of all - successful.”
Steven J. Weisman
“...a must-read for any patient with chronic pain.”
Patrick J. McGrath
“Now [Dr. Zeltzer’s] wisdom is available to all.”
Vanna Axia
“This is an amazingly caring, competent, and useful book. It opens your mind but also your heart...”
David Geffen
“All [Dr. Zeltzer’s] work has resulted in real solutions for children and their parents.”
Washington Post
“One of the few [books] for laypeople on chronic pain in children.”
Pediatric Pain Letter
“Informative, practical, and well written.”
Library Journal
In this much-needed resource on an area troubled by misinformation and ignorance, Zeltzer (Pediatric Pain Program, Mattel Children's Hosp., UCLA) draws on more than 30 years' experience to offer an approach incorporating conventional medicine and complementary/alternative methods. With the help of freelance writer Schlank, she tells parents how they can lessen children's pain stemming from arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, and other conditions. Unfortunately, the text is often hard to follow, relying too heavily on abbreviations for medical conditions and therapies. This practice will overwhelm readers unfamiliar with medical terminology. While most of the frequently used abbreviations are defined at first usage and can be found in the glossary, there are some that don't appear to be spelled out anywhere (e.g., GERD and BTA). Still, this is a welcome addition to most health collections owing to the valuable resources listed in the appendixes.-KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060570170
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2005
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
368,543
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

What People are saying about this

Laura Schanberg
“A wonderful book! Dr. Zeltzer’s approach is loving, respectful, upbeat, and best of all - successful.”
Charles Berde
“...an outstanding book for parents of children and adolescents with chronic pain. I recommend it highly.”
Deepak Chopra
“An important, compassionate book...”
B.K.S. Iyengar
“I hope Dr. Zeltzer continues to do subjective research on yoga so that the young generation regains freedom from pain...”
Patrick J. McGrath
“Now [Dr. Zeltzer’s] wisdom is available to all.”
Steven J. Weisman
“...a must-read for any patient with chronic pain.”
Neil L. Schechter
“...a valuable and important book that will be appreciated by every family struggling with a child in pain.”
Vanna Axia
“This is an amazingly caring, competent, and useful book. It opens your mind but also your heart...”
David Geffen
“All [Dr. Zeltzer’s] work has resulted in real solutions for children and their parents.”
Kenneth R. Goldschneider
“...reassuring and informative. Parents will gain hope when they discover the many available treatment options.”
James Campbell
“Parents! If you hava child in pain, read this book. There is hope.”

Meet the Author

Lonnie K. Zeltzer, M.D., is director of the Pediatric Pain Program at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA; professor of pediatrics, anesthesiology, and psychiatry at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and medical director of the Trinity KidsCare Pediatric Hospice. She lives in Encino, California.

Christina Blackett Schlank, author of Medicine and Money, lives in Los Angeles, California.

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