Managing Pain Before It Manages You

Managing Pain Before It Manages You

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Features a program to help reduce chronic pain, including understanding the causes of chronic pain, recognizing what increases and decreases pain symptoms, and making informed decisions about medications and therapies.

Guilford Pr

Imagine finding a way to spend less time in doctors’ offices, and to decrease the discomfort, depression, and anxiety associated with chronic pain. Managing Pain Before It Manages You offers just that--a program to help you reduce your pain and learn coping skills to get your life back. Developed over the author’s many years of working with chronic pain sufferers, this program has been proven effective. Program participants report that they have been able to take control of their pain and cut their doctor visits by more than one third! Straightforward and compassionate, this hands-on guide provides detailed information plus step-by-step techniques, activities, and worksheets (perforated for easy removal and photocopying). Dr. Margaret Caudill helps you:

*Understand the causes of chronic pain
*Recognize what increases and decreases your pain symptoms
*Reduce your pain and emotional distress
*Learn effective problem solving
*Make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies
*Incorporate relaxation, meditation, and gentle exercise into your daily routine
*Communicate effectively about your pain
*Set realistic goals

New to the Third Edition
Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition includes the latest information on medications and other clinically proven treatment strategies, expanded coverage of specific pain disorders, and a new appendix featuring Internet resources. Plus, readers can download free MP3 audio files of three of the guided relaxation exercises in the book (one hour total).

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit



Imagine finding a way to spend less time in doctors’ offices, and to decrease the discomfort, depression, and anxiety associated with chronic pain.Managing Pain Before It Manages You offers just that--a program to help you reduce your pain and learn coping skills to get your life back. Developed over the author’s many years of working with chronic pain sufferers, this program has been proven effective. Program participants report that they have been able to take control of their painand cut their doctor visits by more than one third! Straightforward and compassionate, this hands-on guide provides detailed information plus step-by-step techniques, activities, and worksheets (perforated for easy removal and photocopying). Dr. Margaret Caudill helps you:

*Understand the causes of chronic pain
*Recognize what increases and decreases your pain symptoms
*Reduce your pain and emotional distress
*Learn effective problem solving
*Make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies
*Incorporate relaxation, meditation, and gentle exercise into your daily routine
*Communicate effectively about your pain
*Set realistic goals

New to the Third Edition
Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition includes the latest information on medications and other clinically proven treatment strategies, expanded coverage of specific pain disorders, and a new appendix featuring Internet resources. Plus, readers can download free MP3 audio files of three of the guided relaxation exercises in the book (one hour total).

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit




Book News
For those with chronic pain, Caudill (anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center's Pain Management Center, and clinical and family medicine, Dartmouth Medical School) outlines a program for pain management based on her experience working with patients. The program combines mind-body approaches with medication, therapeutic exercises, and diet, and focuses on mind-body techniques and strategies for reducing stress, coping with feelings, communicating with others, and problem solving. This edition has been revised and updated, and incorporates recent research on pain, expanded coverage of specific disorders, appendices on complementary alternative medicine and choosing medications for osteoarthritis, and a list of internet resources. The chapter on nutrition and pain has been updated. Downloadable relaxation exercises are available on the companion website. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2009
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781593859824
1593859821
Branch Call Number: 616.0472 CAU
Characteristics: xvi, 255 p. ;,27 cm.

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