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Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
Pete Egoscue
0553379887
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Pete Egoscue learned a lot about pain when, as a Marine officer, he was wounded in Vietnam. He segued from patient to physical therapist, and now runs a famous clinic in San Diego, where he claims he's helped 95 percent of his patients cure chronic pain--including Jack Nicklaus and Charles Barkley, whose athletic careers he helped prolong. At the heart of his program are stretches and motion exercises to restore proper function to muscles and joints. His methods are often surprising and counterintuitive. For example, for foot pain, he suggests a series of hip exercises. In fact, this is one of the most startling books you'll read about the human organism. Egoscue has strong opinions about how modern life is changing the way our bodies function, reducing the tasks we must perform and thus reducing the functional...


A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
David Wise
0972775528
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A Headache in the Pelvis describes the Stanford Protocol, a new and revolutionary treatment for prostatitis and other chronic pelvic pain syndromes that was developed at Stanford University Medical Center in the department of Urology. The book describes the details of the Stanford Protocol.

About the Author
David Wise, Ph.D., is a psychologist who spent 6 years in the Department of Urology at Stanford University Medical Center as a Research Scholar in the development of a new treatment for prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndromes. His research interest is in behavioral medicine and autonomic self-regulation. He enjoys playing the mandolin, watercolor painting, and carpentry. Rodney Anderson, M.D. is Professor of Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where...


Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body & Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
0385303122
January 1990
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Book Review
Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and downs of family life as "the full catastrophe.") But this book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it would be too difficult or would include religious practices they found foreign. Kabat-Zinn focuses on "mindfulness," a concept that involves living in the moment, paying attention, and simply "being" rather than "doing." While you can practice anything "mindfully," from taking a walk to cleaning your house, Kabat-Zinn presents several meditation techniques that focus the...


Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual (2nd Edition)
Devin J. Starlanyl (Foreword), Mary Ellen Copeland
1572242388
June 30, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
An estimated 26 million Americans have either fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), or both in the form of an FMS/MPS complex. The volume by Starlanyl, a physician who specializes in the research and treatment of FMS/MPS and who has both conditions, and Copeland, a writer and FMS/MPS patient, discuss all aspects of both disorders. They also offer information on the latest medications, tips for bodywork, and suggestions for coping with family and work, getting support, and dealing with the healthcare system. Appendixes include lists of agencies and organizations and of audio and video aids. Both books are recommended for consumer health collections, but if only one can be purchased, Starlanyl and Copeland's work has the edge due to its greater scope and more comprehensive coverage.?Janet M....


Pain Free for Women: The Revolutionary Program for Ending Chronic Pain
Pete Egoscue
0553380494
July 2003
Paperback
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Review
Women from every walk of life praise the Pain Free advantage:

“Thanks to Pete Egoscue, I’ve been pain free for ten years. But even more important, the Egoscue Method has empowered me with the tools to stay that way! It’s freedom in the truest sense of the word.”
— Carol LeBeau, news anchor and health reporter, KGT-TV, San Diego

“I was an eleven-year-old aspiring athlete when I first started working with Pete Egoscue. At eighteen, I made tennis history by winning nine straight matches to become the first woman qualifier to get to the semifinals at Wimbledon, a feat only John McEnroe had performed in men’s tennis. What a season! The Egoscue Method is a gift to women in every season of their lives.”
— Alexandra Stevenson, professional tennis...


Internal Cleansing, Revised 2nd Edition
Linda Berry
0761529322
Jan 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
Cleanse Your Body of Pollutants and Other Impurities

Review
An Integrated Approach Towards Cleansing --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Truth and Consequences
Alison Lurie
0670034398
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lurie's various academic romances, set against the backdrop of a thinly veiled Cornell University, point in a straight line to tragicomic double-think relationship writers like Lorrie Moore. This latest foray begins promisingly: Jane MacKenzie fails to recognize her own husband, Alan, as he approaches their house from a distance, so bent and changed is he by his aching back. He's an architecture professor (expert on Victoriana); she's a university administrator. When visiting poet Delia Delaney takes up residence, it's Jane who has to attend to her diva-like demands, while simultaneously trying to cope with an incapacitated Alan. Once he's up and around, though, sexy and selfish Delia toys with, then seduces him. The affair gives Alan a midlife lift, and, on discovery, gives Jane a reason to leave him, perhaps...


Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain
Joanne, Ph.D. Dahl, Tobias Lundgren
1572244097
May 3, 2006
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Book Description
A rich and rewarding life is possible for those of us who live with chronic pain. Based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), one of the most promising and fastest growing psychotherapies being practiced today, this book breaks with conventional notions of pain management. These "feel good" approaches—including the use of pain-killing medication—all work to prevent painful sensations. The ACT approach, however, begins with the assumption that pain is a normal part of living that teaches us a lot about the state of our bodies and minds. Attempts to avoid it often cause more harm than good. By accepting and learning to live with pain, you limit the control it exerts over you. Mindfulness exercises, in particular, help you transform pain from a life-defining preoccupation to a simple experience. From this...


The Pain-Free Program
Anthony Carey
0471687200
Sept 2005
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Book Description
"Anthony Carey hits the bull's-eye! Striving for a pain-free lifestyle is a goal we all want to achieve, and this book is a powerful tool to help you attain it." —Bradford Stiles, M.D., Medical Director of California Sports & Industrial Medical Center

"Anthony Carey's unique approach to promote the proper function of the whole body in order to support and heal the problematic area delivered the results that made me a lifetime believer. I continue to utilize Anthony's techniques to train and heal my body every day. I only wish I would have found his program earlier in my career." —Erik Kramer, former NFL Quarterback

An innovative, therapeutic exercise program to stop the pain for good

If you're one of the millions who suffer from chronic back, neck, shoulder, and joint pain, all...



Managing Pain Before It Manages You
Margaret A. Caudill
1572307188
November 2001
Paperback
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Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D., Director, Professor of Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, & Behavioral Science, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Caudill's narrative is crystal clear and insightful, demonstrating great empathy for pain sufferers. She has a knack for clearly and concisely discussing relevant information while anticipating readers' misconceptions and reservations, addressing them throughout the volume. This volume can be used by people with chronic pain on their own as well as an adjunct to treatments provided by professionals. If followed carefully, this volume will surely make a difference in the lives of those with diverse chronic pain syndromes. Dr. Margaret Caudill has produced an outstanding volume that will set the standard against which all future volumes targeting those with chronic pain will be judged. --This...


No More Heartburn: Stop the Pain in 30 Days--Naturally! : The Safe, Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders
Sherry A. Rogers
1575665107
February 2000
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The Sciatica Relief Handbook
Chet Cunningham
1887053093
June 1997
Paperback
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LR - Torrance, CA
"With so much important information, I had no idea there were so many ways that I could help myself."

ED - Staten Island, NY
"The book is terrific. The facts, the exercises, alternative methods of treatment- all are so valuable. Thanks for the book."

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Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain and Illness
Maureen Pratt
0385510799
April 2005
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Review

Praise for Peace in the Storm
“Maureen Pratt has done a masterful job of turning her own personal painful experience into a work that brings hope, comfort, and inspiration to others who are confronting physical, spiritual and psychological pain. Her deep and abiding faith shines through every page of this important work.”
—Rabbi Levi Meier, Ph.D., chaplain / clinical psychologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

“Maureen Pratt’s faith and courage grace every page of this book. Each reflection is like a window into a very deep soul which has gone through a severe refining and is now accessible to us as a treasure . . . This is a true gift to the chronically ill person and also a valuable resource for those whose problems in life are not physical.”
—Rev....



Living with Rsds
Peter Moskowitz
1572243554
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Paul R. Charlesworth, President of the RSDSA
"Clearly the most readable, comprehensive, and up-to-date book on RSDS that I have seen."

Book Description
(New Harbinger Publications, Inc.) Consumer text offers in-depth medical information, techniques, and strategies to help those suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. Includes a brief historical overview and discusses diagnosis, treatments, how to deal with the pain, living in the real world, and improving communication skills. Softcover.

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Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain Syndromes
Daniel J. Wallace
0781752612
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Provides evidence-based reviews of the latest advances made in the comprehension on chronic pain. Offers focused coverage of disability issues, prognosis, various approaches to evaluate and manage patients with fibromyalgia and chronic pain, and future research directions.


Break Through Pain
Shinzen Young
1591791995
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Painbuster: A Breakthrough 4-Step Program for Ending Chronic Pain
John Stamatos, Jane O'Boyle
0805063471
May 1, 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Pain management specialist Stamatos here highlights recent advances in the treatment of pain, which, he argues, can be successfully managed. He starts by listing four steps to break the pain cycle: identification of the true source of the pain, use of appropriate means to eliminate it temporarily, exercise to strengthen and retrain damaged muscles so that they can be returned to normal use, and active participation in a maintenance program to prevent a recurrence of the original level of pain. Stamatos delineates the six types of pain and stresses that a chronic syndrome generally encompasses two or three types, each of which must be addressed to treat the condition successfully. He also identifies common chronic pain syndromes and their initial medication therapies. Unlike the authors of some other...


Living with Chronic Pain
Jennifer Schneider
1578261759
Sept 2004
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Book Description
Take back your life from chronic pain! Do you wake up every morning in pain? Do you avoid activities you love because you're afraid of a flare-up? Has managing your pain symptoms become a full-time job? If so, you're not alone. More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. From migraine headaches to arthritis, and sports injuries to back pain, chronic pain can affect anyone at any age. It is frequently undertreated, and worse, many doctors simply ignore it. Now there is real help and hope. In Living with Chronic Pain, noted pain specialist Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., offers expert advice and guidance in everyday language on symptoms, causes, and treatments. Here is all the information you need to start feeling better right away. In Living with Chronic Pain you'll find: *an up-to-date guide to...


Just Fine: Unmasking Concealed Chronic Illness and Pain
Carol Sveilich
0970015046
October 2004
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Book Description
Nearly everyone knows someone who is living with a health challenge that is difficult, if not impossible, to detect in their appearance and demeanor. "Just Fine" discusses this dichotomy of looking one way while feeling quite another. This topic is explored not only with words, but with original portraits, because the true story of looking one way while feeling quite differently requires both. No other book has approached hidden health disorders in this manner. It is a powerful and telling tale that must be told as well as shown. Sveilich interviewed and photographed over 50 people of all ages and from all walks of life who live with a wide variety of concealed disorders. She also consulted with numerous medical and mental health professionals to explore the juxtaposition of looking one way while feeling quite...


The Chronic Pain Solution
N. M. D. Dillard
0553381113
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
You might recognize Dillard: director of complementary medical services at the University Pain Center, he has served time on Oprah and the CBS Evening News. Here he outlines 12 major types of pain and over 40 methods of treatment. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
“A superb book! At once medically precise and warmly accessible, The Chronic Pain Solution wages a successful frontal assault on pain, perhaps the greatest obstacle to wellness in our society. A must read for patients--and their doctors.”
--Mehmet Oz, M.D., Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, author of Healing from the Heart


“A fine, useful, and highly readable guide to the important field of integrative pain treatment.”
--James S....


3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life: The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief
Joseph Weisberg
0743476476
April 2005
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Book Description
Relieve and prevent chronic pain forever with this simple, safe, and sure-fire three-minute daily program!Imagine a world free of aches and pains...no back pain, headaches, joint stiffness, or arthritis; no expensive ergonomic equipment or pain medications. With Dr. Joseph Weisberg's revolutionary new system, a pain-free life is now within reach of everyone--even those who have endured chronic pain for years.At the heart of Dr. Weisberg's system is the 3-Minute Maintenance Method--a unique program for all ages and fitness levels that eliminates the conditions that cause pain in the first place. By utilizing six different thirty-second therapeutic movements the program makes it possible for the body to keep itself free of pain. Thanks to Dr. Weisberg's groundbreaking program, relief--and a lifetime of healthy muscles...


Chronic Pelvic Pain: Evaluation and Management
Richard E. Blackwell (Editor), David L. Olive (Editor)
0387982078
December 19, 1997
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, October 22, 1998
One in six women has chronic pelvic pain, substantially affecting every aspect of millions of women's personal, family, sexual, social, and work lives. Indeed, chronic pelvic pain often becomes so integrated into daily life that its cause cannot be separated from its effects, one problem becoming superimposed on and then woven into another, so that recognition, diagnosis, and treatment become almost infinitely complex. As a result, this most challenging of clinical problems is often ignored, misdiagnosed, and mistreated, leading to frustration on the part of both the care giver and the patient. The most common conclusion of the search for a cause, and one that profoundly affects the patient-physician relationship, is the physician's stating that "it's all in your head," which...


Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain : A Step-by-Step Guide
Beverly E. Thorn
1572309792
August 31, 2004
Paperback
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Review
"This is a detailed guide for blending cognitive treatment components into a comprehensive management program for chronic pain. It is broad in scope and detailed in analysis, with many summarizing components to enhance reader absorption. The relevant cognitive concepts, their evidence-based roots, and how they can be applied are included. Any clinician training for or practicing in the pain management field will find this book a marvel of systematic and comprehensive study."--Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Emeritus), University of Washington School of Medicine

"Managing the subjective nature of the pain experience is challenging for practitioners and patients alike. A cognitive conceptualization can identify the idiosyncratic beliefs, appraisals, and thoughts that contribute to the...

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