Managing Pain Before It Manages You

Front Cover
Guilford Press, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 255 pages
3 Reviews

Updated and expanded with the latest clinically proven strategies, the third edition of this bestselling workbook enables chronic pain sufferers to take charge of their symptoms and get their lives back. This award-winning book by pain specialist Dr. Margaret A. Caudill has already helped more than 150,000 readers. Drawing on the recent explosion in knowledge about pain, the revised edition delivers powerful ways to decrease pain-related distress. Useful worksheets and guided self-explorations help readers understand their pain process, recognize factors that exacerbate or relieve symptoms, and learn how to manage thoughts and emotions related to pain. The book now includes free MP3 audio downloads of relaxation exercises proven to relieve stress, providing a convenient way to ease pain-related anxiety. With step-by-step guidance on ways to use meditation, nutrition, and appropriate daily activity to reduce their pain levels, readers will spend less time in their doctora (TM)s office and have more time to enjoy the good things in life.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Managing Pain Before It Manages You

User Review  - Dodie Reed - Goodreads

This is an excellent book for those that are trying to find relief from any kind of chronic pain. I go back to it again and again for reviews of various types. Read full review

Review: Managing Pain Before It Manages You

User Review  - Christinepmikel - Goodreads

I read this book as part of a chronic pain program and I found the exercises and the stories to be helpful. Not everything pertained to me, but there definitely was something for a wide range of ... Read full review

Contents

How This Book Can Help You
1
Beginning to Take Control of Your Pain
7
Understanding Pain
17
The MindBody Connection
45
The BodyMind Connection
68
The Power of the Mind
89
Adopting Healthy Attitudes
118
Nutrition and Pain
131
Appendix A Common Chronic Pain Conditions
185
Appendix B Complementary Alternative Medicine
195
Appendix E Worksheets and Other Materials
214
Relaxation Response Technique Diary
219
Do Not Disturb Sign
226
Internet Resources
233
Bibliography
241
Index
247

Effective Problem Solving
165
The End of the Beginning
176
About the Author
254
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2008)

Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH, is a board-certified internist and a Diplomate of Pain Medicine. For more than 25 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. Currently, she is Instructor of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center's Pain Management Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.

Bibliographic information