Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have found help and hope for getting their lives back from chronic pain in this empowering workbook. Top pain specialist and physician Margaret A. Caudill spells out 10 steps that can radically change the way you feel--both physically and emotionally. Dr. Caudill provides state-of-the-art information about the causes and treatment of pain and guides you to:
*Identify what increases and decreases your symptoms.
*Reduce your pain and emotional distress.
*Make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies.
*Benefit from relaxation (including audio downloads), meditation, and gentle exercise.
*Communicate effectively about your pain.
*Learn essential skills for coping and problem solving.
*Set and meet doable personal goals (you can download and print additional copies of the worksheets as needed).
The fully updated fourth edition incorporates important advances in pain management and mind–body medicine. It features new content on mindfulness, a "Quick Skill" section in each chapter with simple exercises that can have an immediate impact, updated supplementary reading and resources (including smartphone apps), and more.
"This book does not just provide excellent content; it is also structured to motivate people and is written in a manner that seems to invite learning....I recommend this volume without hesitation both as a self-help book for chronic pain sufferers and as an important source of treatment information for professionals who may wish to become more knowledgeable about chronic pain and its treatment." (on the first edition)
Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH, is a board-certified internist and a Diplomate of Pain Medicine. For more than 30 years, Dr. Caudill has worked to improve the lives of people with chronic illness through medical treatments that address both mind and body. She has researched and written extensively on mind-body medicine and lectures internationally on the biopsychosocial treatment of pain. She is Instructor of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center's Pain Management Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Clinical Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and The Dartmouth Institute.