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Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

Thernstrom skillfully traces the concept of pain through history—from ancient Babylonia use of pain-banishing spells to modern day advances in brain imaging while she reveals the unclear and often puzzling nature of pain.  She adds interest throughout the book as she shares her personal perspectives on her life with pain, public stories, current medical research More Info »

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

A challenging and thought provoking read—this book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to a variety of influences–literature, politics, philosophy, medicine, religion—from our global society. Scarry reflects and shares her perspective garnered from many sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military More Info »

The Truth About Chronic Pain: Patients And Professionals Speak Out About Our Most Misunderstood Health Problem

A series of stories of thirty-six individuals —- people with pain, health care professionals, ethicists, social scientists and researchers—who share their thoughts about chronic pain. This book reveals several factors that deny access to appropriate pain care—from insurance company restrictions, public/professional fears and phobia about pain and its treatment and the impact of the War More Info »

Overcoming Pain: What It Is, Why It Is, and Successful Ways to Treat It

Written to help people living with pain and their loved ones by using the basic ABC’s—basic science of pain, process of assessing pain to create an effective treatment plan, an overview of treatment options and “how to’s” when navigating the health care system. This is an easy read and valuable resource for those living with More Info »

Take Back Your Back: Everything You Need to Know to Effectively Reverse and Manage Back Pain

Whether you are new to back pain or have been living with it for years, this is a must-read that is easy-to-understand and use. Murinson shows you how to diagnose and manage your particular back pain and alerts you to red flags and often-misdiagnosed issues that may worsen your condition.  

The Culture of Pain

A commentary about medical knowledge and comparing it to pain as defined in western literature and culture drawing on history, art, literature, psychology, and medicine.  Morris challenges our thinking about the pain experience as shaped by individuals and cultures, from tortured victims of the Inquisition to the Nazi death camps, the phantom limb pain of More Info »

Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches

This book expertly combines current science with personal experiences—thoughtful stories of people dealing with daily pain. Koenig shares his personal pain experience alongside his clinical expertise which includes the spiritual aspects of coping often missing in other books on pain and its treatment. The broader approach of integrating conventional, advanced pain treatments with complementary alternative More Info »

Inside Chronic Pain: An Intimate and Critical Account (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work)

Illustrates the profound gap in public awareness and understanding about living with daily pain and just how horrible it can be–Heshusius comes closer than many others in recounting her nightmare by taking readers with her experience as she journeyed through the health care system maze—going from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, and from one More Info »

Understanding Pain: What It Is, Why It Happens, and How It’s Managed

A fairly easy to comprehend and very well written book to help the person with pain be better informed in order to produce positive communication between them and their health care provider(s). This book gives a comprehensive explanation on the origins of pain, how to discuss pain with others, as well as an in-depth explanation More Info »

A Nation in Pain: Treating Our Nation’s Biggest Health Problem

Out of 238 million American adults, 100 million live in chronic pain. And yet the press has paid more attention to the abuses of pain medications than the astoundingly widespread condition they are intended to treat. Ethically, the failure to manage pain better is tantamount to torture. When chronic pain is inadequately treated, it undermines More Info »