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

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578263387
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 486,952
  • File size: 3 MB

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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Table of Contents

Preface Why Another Book on Chronic Pain? ix

Part I Understanding Chronic Pain xiii

1 Introduction To Chronic Pain What It Is 1

2 The Causes Of Chronic Pain Why It Happens 17

3 Deciding On A Doctor Working with the Specialist of Your Choice 37

Part II The Treatment Of Chronic Pain 51

4 An Introduction To Medications Their Uses and Side Effects 53

5 Opioids What They Are and When They Are Useful 77

6 Addiction Or Physical Dependency? The Truth Behind the Terms 115

7 Getting Inside Your Skin Invasive Procedures 133

8 Dealing With Pain During Surgery When to Use Pre-emptive Pain Relief 147

9 Exercise, Physical Therapy, And Other Hands-On Approaches Do They Work? 175

10 Complementary And Alternative Treatments A Second Health Care System 193

11 Engaging The Mind A Mind-Body Approach 227

Part III The Enneagram And Chronic Pain 241

12 The Enneagram Personality Types What Type Am I? 243

13 How Personality Types Cope With Pain Advice and Challenges 257

Part IV Coping With Chronic Pain 305

14 The Costs Of Chronic Pain Treatment and Insurance 307

15 To The Family And Friends How to Help 317

16 Current Research And Trends New Developments in Surgery, Postoperative Analgesia, and Opioids 337

Glossary Of Terms 347

References 351

Acknowledgements 367

Index 373

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