Relief at Last!: The Prevention Guide to Natural Pain Relief

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Chronic pain is something that no one should have to suffer from, yet 50 million Americans do. But

new research can help put an end to that. Relief at Last is a comprehensive guide that exposes the root causes of more than 60 common conditions—from tendinitis to heartburn to fibromyalgia—and helps readers find immediate relief from pain, in addition to everyday strategies to permanently alleviate ailments of the joints, muscles, and other achy ...

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Overview

Chronic pain is something that no one should have to suffer from, yet 50 million Americans do. But

new research can help put an end to that. Relief at Last is a comprehensive guide that exposes the root causes of more than 60 common conditions—from tendinitis to heartburn to fibromyalgia—and helps readers find immediate relief from pain, in addition to everyday strategies to permanently alleviate ailments of the joints, muscles, and other achy body parts.

 

So that readers don’t need to wade through the staggering amount of contradictory information about

what’s safe and what’s effective, Relief at Last presents the latest doctor-reviewed research to provide an overview of where and why pain begins, and then put that knowledge to use in determining the best way to say goodbye to it forever—using proven combinations of conventional and complementary therapies.

Pain is different for every individual. With the knowledge provided in Relief at Last and an easy-to-use pain diary to track success, readers will equip themselves with all the tools needed to manage flare ups and find a customized solution to reduce their pain over the long term.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609610470
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,450,183
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarí Harrar specializes in health, medicine, and science writing, and has been published in magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Women’s Health. A former health news editor for Prevention, Harrar resides in Quakertown, PA.

 

Prevention is the #1 healthy lifestyle brand and the largest health magazine in the United States, with a total readership of nearly 11 million.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

Part 1 Therapies for Pain-Free Living

Chapter 1 You Don't Have to Hurt 3

Chapter 2 Food and Supplements 19

Chapter 3 Exercise and Movement Therapies 29

Chapter 4 Touch Therapies 38

Chapter 5 Mind-Body Therapies 46

Chapter 6 Using Pain Medications and Medical Treatments Wisely 60

Part 2 Pain-Relief Prescriptions

Chapter 7 Head Pain 79

Migraines 81

Tension headaches 92

Sinus headaches 104

Chapter 8 Face, Mouth, and Respiratory System Pain 111

Sinusitis and sinus infection 112

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) 120

Dental pain and tooth sensitivity 131

Burning mouth syndrome 138

Chapter 9 Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain 146

Strains and sprains

Disk-related pain

Arthritis

Fractured vertebrae

Slipped vertebrae

Spinal stenosis

Scoliosis and kyphosis

Chapter 10 Knee, Leg, and Foot Pain 173

Peripheral vascular disease and peripheral artery disease 174

Achilles tendinitis and other ankle pain 180

Plantar fasciitis 186

Gout 192

Bunions and corns 198

Hammertoe 203

Flat feet and fallen arches 204

Morton's neuroma 208

Chapter 11 Arthritis and Joint Pain 213

Osteoarthritis 214

Cysts 225

Lupus 229

Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis 235

Adult Still's disease 245

Ankylosing spondylitis 250

Chapter 12 Sports and Overuse Injuries 255

Bursitis and tendinitis 256

Carpal tunnel syndrome 262

Stress fractures and metatarsal injuries 269

Rotator cuff injuries and impingement syndrome 274

Myofascial pain 279

Patellofemoral pain syndrome 284

Chapter 13 Pelvic Pain 289

Menstrual cramps 290

Fibroids 299

Endometriosis 306

Vulvodynia 314

Pelvic inflammatory disease 320

Insterstitial cystitis/ Painful bladder syndrome 324

Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain in men 333

Chapter 14 Digestive and Gastrointestinal Pain 343

Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 344

Gallstones 356

Ulcers 364

Irritable bowel syndrome 372

Diverticulitis 382

Kidney stones 392

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis 400

Chapter 15 Nerve Pain 416

Diabetic neuropathy Shingles Lyme disease

Trigeminal neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Raynaud's phenomenon

Chapter 16 Cancer Pain 432

Bone, nerve, organ, or muscle pain

Chapter 17 Mystery and Bodywide Pain 454

Chronic fatigue syndrome 455

Fibromyalgia 465

Mystery pain and functional somatic syndromes 479

Part 3 Tools for Pain-Free Living

Pain Diary and Pain Scales 490

Exercise Routines 496

Finding Resources 508

Endnotes 521

Index 571

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