Living with Chronic Pain, Second Edition: The Complete Health Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain, Second Edition: The Complete Health Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Chronic Pain

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by Jennifer P. Schneider
     
 

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Chronic pain is a condition that afflicts over 50 million Americans.

Chronic pain can be a symptom of a variety of illnesses, injuries, or chronic conditions. From back pain to migraine headaches to arthritis, from sports injuries to cancer, chronic pain can afflict anyone at any age. It is one of the most frequently under-treated conditions and, even

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Chronic pain is a condition that afflicts over 50 million Americans.

Chronic pain can be a symptom of a variety of illnesses, injuries, or chronic conditions. From back pain to migraine headaches to arthritis, from sports injuries to cancer, chronic pain can afflict anyone at any age. It is one of the most frequently under-treated conditions and, even worse, many doctors simply ignore it.

Chronic pain specialist Dr. Jennifer Schneider offers expert advice and guidance to the millions of Americans who suffer with chronic pain.

In Living with Chronic Pain you’ll learn:

* How to choose a pain specialist doctor
* The latest information on the warnings and recalls of popular Cox-2 inhibitor and NSAID painkillers such as Vioxx.
* The truth about opioids and why they are under-prescribed
* The most up-to-date non-drug approaches to pain management including physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, brain stimulation, biofeedback, counseling and more
* Details on clinical trials, the new analgesics and cutting-edge endorphin research

Now updated with the latest information about medications and treatments, the second edition of Living with Chronic Pain is essential reading for anyone suffering with or treating this debilitating condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578262854
Publisher:
Hatherleigh Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Living with Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert in pain management medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is the author of seven books and numerous articles in professional journals and frequently lectures to physicians, nurses, counselors, and other healthcare professionals about pain management. She has been a guest on numerous national radio and television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is in private practice in Tucson, Arizona.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who has experienced severe chronic pain since 1986, I've been to physicans, sugeons, physical therapists and pain management doctors. All had their opinions all mean well, but always keep in mind that if you go to a surgeon, you're going to get a surgical opinion. If you go to a Physical Medicine Doctor, you're going to be faced with months of PT, which may or in my case may not work. The most honest provider is my primary care physican. He doesn't have a dog in the fight, he only wants what is best for me. Read this book, take all of the information and try to determine how it applies to your problems. Don't be to go into a doctors office with your questions written down, that way they know that they're not leaving until you have answers. Don't believe all things you're told. I had a prominent Spine Surgeon tell me that he knew nothing about the procedure that I was asking about. I later found out that he did his residency at Cleveland Clinic where the procedure was developed. He just didn't want to tell me that plates and screws in my case weren't a good idea. They definitely look out for each other. Another thing I enjoyed about this book was the wealth and variety of information provided. She covered just about all treatments and gave honest opinions. Unfortunately, medicine changes fast and some information in this book may be slightly dated. Opinions about using Opiates for Chronic Pain are controversial. Some doctors still don't understand that chronic pain is a disease and needs treated like high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. I've taken Opiates since 1987 and it helped me work, raise and put through college three kids and have a somewhat normal life. This is something that too many doctors tend to forget or ignore. When properly used, surgery and medicines can be blessings.