Understanding Chronic Pain: A Doctor Talks to His Patients / Edition 2

Understanding Chronic Pain: A Doctor Talks to His Patients / Edition 2

by Robert T. Cochran
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577363957

ISBN-13: 9781577363958

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company


This is a personal narrative, a record of my passage among victims of chronic pain and the discoveries that have come from those encounters. I write for physicians, nurses, therapists, and caregivers, but mostly, I write for you who suffer the disease. I know you very well, perhaps as well as anybody in the world. I have listened to your stories with patience and

Overview


This is a personal narrative, a record of my passage among victims of chronic pain and the discoveries that have come from those encounters. I write for physicians, nurses, therapists, and caregivers, but mostly, I write for you who suffer the disease. I know you very well, perhaps as well as anybody in the world. I have listened to your stories with patience and attention, and I have been greatly rewarded. You have trusted me with the deep recesses of your thoughts and fears, and the memories of the dreadful experiences that are so often the origin of chronic pain. I have treated thousands of you and I believe I have some understanding of your illness. I offer a series of essays about people like you who suffer chronic pain. From their case histories, I derive certain conclusions. Some conclusions are bold and imaginative. Some are disturbing and frightful. Not all of them will apply to you, but some certainly will. My wish is that you gain greater understanding of you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577363958
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
2nd Expanded Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Drugs Useful for Painxi
Introductionxiii
1.Failure to Recover3
2.What is Chronic Pain?9
3.Identifiers and Risk Factors13
4.Mind-Soul Disease23
5.Drugs for Pain39
6.Memory54
7.Triavil64
8.The Painful Brain77
9.Sexual Abuse85
10.Referred Pain95
11.Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy99
12.Kindling110
13.Substance Abuse117
14.Bipolarity125
15.Chronic Fatigue143
16.Migraine155
17.Neurogenic Inflammation169
18.Attention Deficit Disorder179
19.Summing Up192
Epilogue200
About the Author202

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