9780425181805

Chronic Muscle Pain Syndrome : The 7-Step Plan to Recognize and Treat It - And Feel Better All Over

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  • ISBN13:

    9780425181805

  • ISBN10:

    0425181804

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-01
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade

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Summary

Consumer text helps the reader to determine if he is a prime candidate for fibrositis, and introduces the 7-step RETRAIN method to overcome symptoms by eliminating the underlying stress causing them. Previous edition: c1991. Softcover.

Author Biography

Dr. Paul Davidson is an arthritis and rheumatism specialist who trained at the Mayo Clinic and the University of California at San Francisco. He has a private practice in Greenbrae, CA and is the founder and director of the Fibromyalgia Clinic at Kentfield (CA) Rehabilitation Hospital. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and is active in the Arthritis Foundation.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Fibrositis and You: The Basics
1(26)
What This Book Is About
An Overview of Fibrositis
Beyond Muscle Pains: Other Symptoms
Generalized and Localized Fibrositis
Fibrositis and the Tower of Babel
Fibrositis, Rheumatism, and Arthritis
Generalized Fibrositis
27(38)
Introduction
A Few Statistics
Fibrositis: Evolution of a Concept
Do You Have Fibrositis?
The Differential Diagnosis
Putting It All Together: Why Fibrositis?
Fibrositis: Body, Mind, and Environment
65(36)
The Puzzle of Fibrositis
Inseparable Companions
The Perception of Pain
The Psyche, Stress, and the Fibrositis Syndrome
Visiting the Medical Specialists
Putting the Puzzle Together
Localized Fibrositis and Strain Injuries
101(28)
Another Puzzle? The Fibrositis Link
Fibrositis, Strain Injuries, and the Workplace
Putting It All Together
Retrain and Defeat Fibrositis: The Treatment and Prevention of Fibrositis
129(62)
You and Your Doctor: A Partnership
Great Versus Reasonable Expectations
Retrain---A Rational Treatment Approach
R---Rest and Relaxation
E---Education
T---Therapeutic Muscle Training
R---Responding to Stress
A---Analgesics and Other Medications
I---Involvement
N---Never Give Up Hope!
The Prevention of Fibrositis
Fibromyalgia Update
191(16)
What's New in Fibromyalgia?
The Frontiers of Fibromyalgia Research
Summing It All Up
The Past As a Guide to the Future
Suggested References and Reading 207(4)
Glossary 211(8)
Notes 219(10)
Index 229

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