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Understanding pain : an introduction for patients and caregivers / Naheed Ali and Moshe Lewis.

  • Ali, Naheed, 1981-
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About this work


The authors provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject, walking readers through the various types of pain, the causes and symptoms, as well as the methods of treatment currently available, from prescription medication to acupuncture and massage therapy.


Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

Physical description

xii, 401 pages ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


I. Groundwork. Introduction to pain -- Introduction to the nervous system -- Physiology of the nervous system -- Occurrence of pain -- History of pain -- Different interpretations of pain -- The changing culture of pain -- II. Clinical picture. Pathology of pain -- Diagnostics of pain -- Causes of pain -- Damaging effects -- Role of internists and family practice physicians -- Role of physical medicine and rehab in pain care -- Role of the pain management specialist -- III. Many faces of pain. Congenital insensitivity to pain -- Acute vs. chronic pain -- Occupational pain -- Sports-related pain -- Pain from excessive movement -- Pain from sedentary lifestyle -- Age-related pain -- IV. Resolutions. Troubleshooting pain -- Natural approaches to pain -- Diets for pain relief -- Exercises for pain relief -- Addressing the mental aspects -- Surgery and other nonpharmacological approaches -- Pharmacological approaches -- V. Wrap-up. Second opinions -- Conclusion.



  • English

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    Medical Collection WL704 2015A39u


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  • 9781442233607
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