The Pain Book
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About "The Pain Book"
Pain is described as the hidden epidemic, the gift that no one wants, and yet one in five Australians experience chronic pain and this rises to one in three for over 65s.That means that you or someone you know almost certainly lives with the effects of pain that won&'t go away. The Pain Book is a definitive response to this huge but often unseen need.It helps people face pain by using plain language to explain the source and types of pain, how the body and mind respond and the kinds of treatments available.It also helps people find hope by giving practical physical, psychological and spiritual steps to managing and reducing pain &- complete with illustrations, techniques and exercises. About the AuthorsAuthors of The Pain Book have devoted much of their lives to help people in finding hope when it hurts.Professor Philip Siddall is a specialist pain medicine physician, active researcher and is a sought-after speaker and writer on pain. Rebecca McCabe is a senior physiotherapist, president of Bethany Health Care Centre, member of the Sisters of Mercy and former Australian swimmer.Dr Robin Murray is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and is an international trainer in the Psychology of Happiness and Management of Chronic PainToget
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As a sufferer of chronic nerve pain for twenty years I am all too familiar with the science of chronic pain, the use of different medications to alleviate such pain and other strategies, e.g. exercise, the use of a TENS machine, relaxation and meditation (the Christian methodology of reading and studying Scripture, thinking deeply about these things and spending time in prayer). I came across this book after a consultation with Professor Siddall. I signed up for a refresher course on chronic pain management (all the while praying to God to heal my body of a new and horrendous pain: chronic migraines). This book, together with the course, which is run by the Professor and the other two authors, is a most efficient and effective way of educating those in chronic pain as to what is going on in their bodies and how to do everything possible to manage this pain, meaning living with pain but still having a fulfilled life. This is the promise for the Christian to be found in Scripture: "my grace is sufficient for you" - 2 Corinthians 12:9. While not being a specifically Christian book it is free from humanistic material to be found in other books. The science presented is not based in evolutionary biology. The exercises are helpful for any person. The relaxation and meditation strategies are in accord with Christian principles, e.g. gratitude, empathy, and the like. I give this book five stars.