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

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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.
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“Dr. Cochran’s book should be read by all physicians and given to all patients who suffer with chronic pain.” –Clifton K. Meador, MD, Executive Director/ Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance

“As an advocate for chronic pain patients, Dr. Cochran presents and accurate account of the personal and painful struggles of his patients. This exceptional book will enlighten patients and health care practitioners.” –Sharon Ostalecki, PhD, author of The Complete Guide to Fibromyalgia: From Medical Experts and Patients

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577363958
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd Expanded Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Drugs Useful for Pain xi
Introduction xiii
1. Failure to Recover 3
2. What is Chronic Pain? 9
3. Identifiers and Risk Factors 13
4. Mind-Soul Disease 23
5. Drugs for Pain 39
6. Memory 54
7. Triavil 64
8. The Painful Brain 77
9. Sexual Abuse 85
10. Referred Pain 95
11. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 99
12. Kindling 110
13. Substance Abuse 117
14. Bipolarity 125
15. Chronic Fatigue 143
16. Migraine 155
17. Neurogenic Inflammation 169
18. Attention Deficit Disorder 179
19. Summing Up 192
Epilogue 200
About the Author 202
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

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    This is a great book, I ve personally read it. I'm one of dr cochran patients, and he really know what is is talking about, i've never felt better in my life, since ive been seeing him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    Book Worth Sharing

    The other day, I came across this book in my physicians office and we started discussing it.

    The book in his terms was so fascinating that I bought another copy of it, started reading and was actually lost in it.

    Really good book, worth sharing. Talking about a women, whose life changed due to Chronic Pain and making you understand the concepts of pain, how to deal with it and some top-notch medical stuff.

    Really useful for students, for patients and every practicing physician out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2009

    Buy his books

    I have the deepest respect for this highly qualified physician who uses his knowledge to help those who have pain and no hope. I am one of those patients and highly recommend him and his books to everyone.

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