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Overcoming Chronic Pain
A Books on Prescription Title Take control of your life, take control of your pain Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating, however it does not need to dominate your life. This self-help book is based on highly effective self-help methods developed by specialists and used in community and hospital pain-management programs. Your experience of pain can be greatly reduced by pacing daily activities, reducing stress, learning relaxation techniques and effective ways to cope with depression, anxiety, worry, anger and frustration. This easy-to-follow book sets out: Why pain can persist when there's no injury or disease present How to become fitter and pace your activities Practical ways to improve sleep and relaxation Returning to work, study and gaining a life you value
Answering questions such as 'how can I change my pain experience?', 'what is pain?', and 'how do ner...Read moreBorrow book
Pain is Really Strange
Answering questions such as 'how can I change my pain experience?', 'what is pain?', and 'how do nerves work?', this short research-based graphic book reveals just how strange pain is and explains how understanding it is often the key to relieving its effects. Studies show that understanding how pain is created and maintained by the nervous system can significantly lessen the pain you experience. The narrator in this original, gently humorous book explains pain in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format and reveals how to change the mind's habits to transform pain.
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Managing Your Pain
Sufferers of chronic pain learn how to adapt their lives and negotiate their discomfort with the techniques illustrated in this book. A wide range of approaches for managing persistent pain are described, offering chronic pain sufferers options that take into account the level of pain and lifestyle. Based on two highly successful multidisciplinary pain-management programs in the UK and Australia, the suggestions demonstrate awareness of current medical thinking and draw on the latest scientific research. For people who do not wish to rely on prescribed drugs, an integrated method is used, including physiotherapy and psychological techniques. This new edition is fully revised and updated to include a special chapter on pain management for the elderly, as well as clearly explaining the causes of pain and providing steps that anyone can take to minimize the impact of persistent pain on a sufferer’s life, work, and leisure.
Chronic pain affects an estimated 14 million people in the UK and is the most common reason for seek...Read moreBorrow book
Chronic pain affects an estimated 14 million people in the UK and is the most common reason for seeking medical help. There's increasing evidence that mindful practices can have a beneficial effect on pain (sometimes reducing intensity by as much as 40%) and its associated anxiety and depression. This book combines the principles of mindfulness with research from the clinical field of psychology to help you improve your emotional, psychological and physical state. With guided meditations and other practices. Topics include: Defining pain How we feel and perceive pain How a mindful approach can help Why stress makes it worse Mindful body movement The importance of breathing and posture Taking responsibility for your pain
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The Chronic Pain Diet Book
Chronic pain affects more than 8.5 million people in the UK and costs the economy 18 billion pounds a year in lost work days; while an estimated 30%, or up to 70 million people, also suffer in the US, where it's said to be the most costly health problem. Yet, according to one study, two out of three people say that their medication is not always adequate, while 96% of GPs believe there is significant room for improving treatment. Another survey found that a half to two-thirds of people with chronic pain are less able or unable to exercise, enjoy normal sleep, perform household chores, attend social activities, drive a car, or walk; while a quarter find that relationships with family and friends are strained or broken. Neck pain, back pain, arthritis, allergies and depression are listed as the top five chronic health problems. This book is the fruit of 15 years research into the link between food sensitivities and chronic pain. It looks at how certain foods may result in inflammation, water retention, oedema, fatigue and muscle weakness, all aggravating the pain. It also suggests a combination of foods which not only reduce the pain but lead to an unparalleled level of health and activity.
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Coping Successfully with Chronic Illness
Chronic illness takes many forms - such as migraine, epilepsy, diabetes, persisting fatigue, arthritis, cancer, and pain - and involves huge stress and uncertainty, especially when you come to the end of what the doctor can offer. This book aims to empower those with chronic illness, and to explore the health possibilities open to them. Subjects include: The limits of medicine; What is healing? Obstacles to healing; Taking responsibility for self-management; Planning and pacing in everyday tasks; How to avoid depression and regain self-esteem; Nutrition and natural remedies; Who can help?
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Do you feel trapped by chronic pain? Do you avoid going places and doing things you once loved, because getting there simply hurts too much? If you are one of the estimated 50 million people who suffer with chronic pain, you know the impact it has on your life. But now, with advances in our understanding of pain, relief is possible with self-care options that will minimize your dependence on narcotics or medical procedures. In Stop Pain, Vijay Vad, M.D., teaches you the ins and outs of pain--bringing to light the links between inflammation and other factors that increase pain. Covering everything from stress relief techniques to an anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Vad shows you the things you can do to alleviate pain. Dr. Vad lays out concrete strategies for dealing with the most common pain problems. He then addresses the possible risks and rewards of various treatments for other types of chronic pain. His analysis of conventional and complementary options--including everything from prescription medications and surgical intervention to physical therapy, acupuncture, and breathing exercises--will open your eyes to the many ways you can take back control of your life.