Item description for Living with Chronic Pain: The Complete Health Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Chronic Pain by Jennifer P. Schneider...
Do you wake up every morning in pain? Do you avoid activities you love because you're afraid of a flare-up? If you are one of fifty million American suffering chronic pain, here is all the information you need to start feeling better right away. The author is a noted pain specialist, seen frequently on TV.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.34" Weight: 0.11 lbs.
Release Date Jun 25, 2006
Publisher Health Text Audio / STI
ISBN 193331012X ISBN13 9781933310121
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More About Jennifer P. Schneider
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Living with Chronic Pain: The Complete Health Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Chronic Pain?
Enlightening Nov 4, 2007
I found this book to be very informative and easy to read and understand. It is not full of medical jargon that real people can not comprehend. It hits the nail right on the head as far as how most Chronic Pain Patients feel from one time or the other.. I think it should be mandatory reading for all Dr.s that have Chronic Pain Patients......We are not crazy, we are in PAIN!
This is a "must have" if you have pain. May 18, 2006
Dr. Schneider's book is a "must have" resource for anyone that lives with pain. She dispels the myths about pain medication and addiction, and offers insights into many other modalities that can be valuable tools for the patient. I am fortunate to live where she practices in Tucson, and I get to see the excellent results she helps her patients achieve in living with chronic pain problems. I recommend this book highly to my patients and colleagues.
I Am Going To Buy This Book Mar 6, 2006
to share with my loved ones; all of them. Chronic pain is so misunderstood by the general public, the patients, their families and yes even health care providers.
I have chronic pain for over six years which is intractable. This means there is no cure just treatments. One of these is opioid medications for the six sources of non-cancer type pain. My experiences have launched me into becoming a Advocate for persons in pain and an Activist for getting the word out about this misunderstood treatment for pain.
Society's view on opioid pain management is 30 years out of date. And in the past several years the government in the US is trying to put doctors who treat patients with opioids into prison. Some patients have been imprisoned for "Trafficking" for having 90 pills or more in their possession even though there was no indication these patients were selling their meds!
For 99.9 percent of patients (Lots of research out there) do NOT become addicts or addicted to opioids! True statement. Do they become physically dependent? Probably. But when a medication allows a patient to have some semblence of happiness and a good life; physical dependence is not high on their list of concerns.
Legistlation was created a few years ago in Congress calling for changes in how the government handles and views chronic pain. It also calls for national awareness of this issue. This bill is sitting in some Health Committee stagnating because not enough people have become motivated to write to their representative and senators on a state and federal level.
Check out Pain Relief Network for more information about this potential legistlation and please try to get on board and help out this very worth cause.
Personalised Pain Management Jul 7, 2005
Dr Schneider is a expert in pain management medicine, and if there is one thing that the Interstitial cystitis patient understands, it's pain. Urologists are very hesitant most times to offer pain management to their IC patients, ironic when the #1 complain of IC patients is the 24-7 pain factor. Although IC is not specified in this book, there are those case studies shown in the book that are by IC patients. All of the book can be incorporated as all IC patients live with chronic pain and illness. There are over 50 million Americans that suffer from chronic pain, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on their care. Tragically, these chronic pain suffers not only attempt suicide more than the average healthy population, they are 2-3 times more successful in the attempt.
Living with Chronic Pain is a guide to pain medications, alternative therapies, and a discussion of the myths of pain. It is a fabulous book that relates one's own personality type to the ability to cope with pain. Once you have identified "you" it is simple to see how you are dealing with the pain and what you can do to alter how pain affects you. It has chapters on the causes of pain, how to decide on the doctor that is right for you, opiods, and pain coping techniques. I find that this book is wonderful for anyone with auto immune disorders, as we are attacked at random and suffer "invisible" symptoms.
The book itself is 352 pages and priced at a lower than average $15.95. For anyone freshly diagnosed with IC I'd highly recommend it. It has several coping strategies and it will explain to each patient how their pain will affect them. The book personalizes itself to the individual reading it. This book should really be the second book you buy in your IC arsenal, after the Survival Guide. While the survival guide will help you understand your condition better, this book will help you understand how it will be to manage the everyday pain of living with the noncurable condition of chronic illness. I give this book 5 stars on the incredible techniques that can be applied to anyone. Ms Schneider truly is a professional that has gone out of her way (she's authored 7 books on the subject) to make sure that patients can find comfort and peace in their illness.
The All Info About Interstitial Cystitis website (AIA:IC) http://cystitis.allinfoabout.com highly recommends this book for its readers.
Pain De-mystified Feb 14, 2005
I have just re-read her lastest book on pain. What a masterful job she did! Dr. Schneider leaves nothing to the imagination or mis-conception that we as patients usually have. EVERYTHING is so carefully explained, I especially like the glossary addition, it leaves nothing to guess work. It is a wonderful piece of work, I have not seen anything that comes near to it in clarity and helpfullness! It has become my handbook on the subject and I will refer to it as needed in the future. It is great when a doctor can put themselves in the patients place and know what the questions might be that usually go un-voiced by the patients, and give clear and understandable answers. What a great book!