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by Andrew S. Kaplan,Charles B. Stacy
This book is a complete, authoritative, and up-to-date reference for the estimated 20 million Americans whose lives are so disrupted by constant pain that they don't have the pain, the pain has them.Debilitating, persistent pain is a hidden epidemic. Whether it's the pain of a peptic ulcer, migraine or tension headache, arthritis, backache, or sciatica, the pain that won't go away causes physical and mental anguish for the sufferers and those who are close to them.In this guide to individual pain management, you will learn the mechanics of pain, the way it is experienced, and the conditions that affect it, as well as what you must do to ensure your active and successful participation in providing pain relief.Doctors Stacy and Kaplan treat hundreds of patients in the pain management clinics at New York's Mt. Sinai Medical Center every year. Pain clinics are a relatively new phenomenon, where several specialists such as neurologists, internists, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, dentists, psychologists, or surgeons collaborate with the patients themselves to achieve the most effective medical care possible.Offering insight and hope, the authors discuss the most common disorders that cause pain and the broad spectrum of treatments available, including surgery, medication, physical therapy, and psychological help. The book is designed to give pain sufferers the information they need to fight back intelligently and effectively by becoming informed partners with their doctor in making decisions about the treatment they receive. Most important, the book explains how an interdisciplinary approach--attacking the problem from many directions at once--can be the most effective method of all.
Andrew S. Kaplan,Charles B. Stacy
Consumer Reports Books (March 1, 1992)
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