Stop Pain

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Hay House, Inc, 2010 - Exercise therapy - 239 pages
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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 {u2013} 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 {u2013} including everything from prescription medications and surgical intervention to physical therapy, acupuncture, and breathing exercises {u2013} will open your eyes to the many ways you can take back control of your life.
 

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I have suffered from chronic knee pain for all of my adult life, following an accident at the age of 18 while serving in the U.S. Navy. The accident resulted in a sprain-type injury in both knees due ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Pain?
3
The Link Between
17
Finding the Source of Pain
27
The Best Diet for You
49
Exercise
71
Ergonomics
87
Herbs and Supplements
99
Conventional
117
Physical Integrative Care
135
The MindBody Connection
147
CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL OPTIONS
161
Afterword
189
Resources
203
Selected Bibliography
223
Acknowledgments
237
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Managing the 12 Most Common
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