Living with Chronic Pain, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
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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 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. InLiving with Chronic Painyou'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 ofLiving with Chronic Painis essential reading for anyone suffering with or treating this debilitating condition.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Preface Why Another Book on Chronic Pain?p. ix
Understanding Chronic Painp. xiii
Introduction To Chronic Pain What It Isp. 1
The Causes Of Chronic Pain Why It Happensp. 17
Deciding On A Doctor Working with the Specialist of Your Choicep. 37
The Treatment Of Chronic Painp. 51
An Introduction To Medications Their Uses and Side Effectsp. 53
Opioids What They Are and When They Are Usefulp. 77
Addiction Or Physical Dependency? The Truth Behind the Termsp. 115
Getting Inside Your Skin Invasive Proceduresp. 133
Dealing With Pain During Surgery When to Use Pre-emptive Pain Reliefp. 147
Exercise, Physical Therapy, And Other Hands-On Approaches Do They Work?p. 175
Complementary And Alternative Treatments A Second Health Care Systemp. 193
Engaging The Mind A Mind-Body Approachp. 227
The Enneagram And Chronic Painp. 241
The Enneagram Personality Types What Type Am I?p. 243
How Personality Types Cope With Pain Advice and Challengesp. 257
Coping With Chronic Painp. 305
The Costs Of Chronic Pain Treatment and Insurancep. 307
To The Family And Friends How to Helpp. 317
Current Research And Trends New Developments in Surgery, Postoperative Analgesia, and Opioidsp. 337
Glossary Of Termsp. 347
Referencesp. 351
Acknowledgementsp. 367
Indexp. 373
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