The Pain Survival Guide: How to Become Resilient and Reclaim Your Life (Paperback)
Despite recent advances in the study of pain, there is still no medical treatment, alternative therapy, or herbal remedy that can eliminate all pain for all people all the time. The authors of this bestselling book are highly respected experts on pain management who have successfully treated thousands of patients. Their 10 lesson self-management program offers clinically proven strategies for making simple, gradual adjustments to daily patterns. This new edition offers important information on the risks of opioid use for chronic pain and discusses new treatment options including acceptance and commitment therapy, mind-body interventions such as tai chi, and cannabinoids. It also includes a Resource Guide that shows readers how to access support groups and find help paying for health insurance and medication, offers tips for communicating with healthcare teams and employers, and recommends mobile apps to assist with self-management strategies. Readers can download self-management forms and daily planning materials at pubs.apa.org/books/supp/turk. Readers of this book will learn how to: identify and reject harmful myths about pain, balance activity and rest, fix sleep problems, leverage family and friends for
About the Author
Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is editor-in-chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain and has been treating people with chronic pain for over 30 years. He is currently the John and Emma Bonica Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology and Research and a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also associate director of Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks. Dr. Turk lives in Seattle, Washington. Frits Winter, PhD, is a pioneer in developing therapy programs for chronic pain and he has written several self-help books on the topics of pain, anxiety, fatigue, and memory. He is director of the Medisch Centrum Winter, a treatment center for pain, stress, and burnout in Veldhoven, Netherlands. He received the Golden Spell of Honor award for his work as head of the Pain Division in the Roessingh Rehabilitation Center in Enschede, Netherlands. Dr. Winter lives in Haaksbergen, Netherlands. Visit https: //www.fritswinter.nl.