Managing Pain Before It Manages You, Third Edition Paperback – Oct. 2 2008
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- Item Weight : 548 g
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1593859821
- ISBN-13 : 978-1593859824
- Dimensions : 20.32 x 1.91 x 26.67 cm
- Publisher : The Guilford Press; 3rd edition (Oct. 2 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #285,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A wellspring of wisdom and practical approaches that can help transform your life as well as your pain. Caudill is one of the original pioneers in the holistic approach to pain management."--Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
"Too often, people with chronic pain feel that they are on a lonely and isolated journey. This book is a 'must-have' companion that can point the way to many new possibilities. With step-by-step guidance, it empowers readers to take back their lives from pain."--Scott Fishman, MD, author of The War on Pain
"Focusing on what people can do on their own to manage persistent pain, this is a truly special book. It is packed with important information and practical tips from one of the leading international authorities in the field."--Francis J. Keefe, PhD, Associate Director for Research, Duke University Pain and Palliative Care Program
"Dr. Caudill's book and program gave me back my life after I was involved in an automobile accident. The pain that became chronic was untreatable, and it felt as though my life was lost. Then my doctor referred me to Dr. Caudill's 10-week pain management program, which provided me with the tools to put my life back together. Gradually, I was able to return to work full time and manage the pain and stress on a daily basis. Now I use Dr. Caudill's book to run periodical pain management programs at the clinic where I am employed. It's amazing how clients can be transformed."--Nancy L. Hale, MEd, LMHC
"Dr. Caudill's book helped me deal with the debilitating pain that accompanied one stage of my cancer treatment. I found it easy to respond to the book's logical approach and actionable suggestions. Before long I had a set of tools that not only helped me manage my pain but also helped me manage other side effects I was experiencing. This is truly an empowering resource!"--Brenda Isaacs, Lyme, New Hampshire
"This wonderful book is responsible for helping thousands of our patients manage their chronic pain. Offering tested, up-to-date advice, Dr. Caudill helps the reader have a happier, more productive life--with less pain."--Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, Director, Section of Pain Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
"If there were a course called 'Living Your Life 101' for people with chronic pain, this wonderful guide would be the textbook. I can attest that the program in this book, over time, leads to a sense of peace, a deeper ability to cope, and the possibility of enjoying life again."--Ann S., Brookline, New Hampshire
"This book continues to be the gold standard for the self-management of pain. It is informative, easy to read, and encouraging. An invaluable guide for anyone who wishes to take charge of his or her life despite persistent pain."--Dennis C. Turk, PhD, coauthor of The Pain Survival Guide; John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research, University of Washington
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I had a psychologist go threw this with me and honestly had pretty good results.
It ISN"T a miracle cure and many of the things I had already been doing but honestly it all makes since it's all very easy but you have to do the whole thing beginning to end or your just wasting you time and money.
But if your having a lot of pain and want to cut back on the drugs you take what do you have to loose.
In nut shell what it's about is getting your mind and body to calm down when your in pain your muscles tighten, when your muscles tighten it pulls on things, when they pull on things it makes it hurt worse, and the cycle continues. What the book tries to do is get you to relax before and after the muscle spasm and reduce the pain.
It works what can I say and I'm typically not into this sort of stuff but if you try it and it works great, If you try it and it doesn't then you spend a few bucks and you move on not really much to loose in trying it.
I have crested so many emotions as a veteran of three recent wars. Medically retired with numerous injuries. I've been in severe pain physically and frequent migraines (24/7 migraines for the first three years out of the army until the VA neurologist found a partial pharma blend of four medications to help mostly control the most severe spikes of pain).
I passed through the stage of wanting to commit suicide and carefully made my plans. Then I drifted from my family after I confessed my plans to her then promised to not follow through. I swore I would never take narcotics (pharma) no matter how bad things got because my family is rife with addictions. ...I started with the synthetics when it became unbearable, upped the ante to the real deal when those failed me and recently agreed to doubling of the initial dose...or the max they can give without rapid liver and kidney damage.
Yet the pain persists and it controls so much of my life.
So I began this book. Half heatedly, wholly disbelieving that any benefit could reside in any book..I've read thousands, I love books, but that's not real life, right? Wrong!