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Pain, as the dictionary defines it, seems like a simple matter. In reality, there are many different types of pain: a dull ache, a sharp stab, a constant burning, and many more. Chronic pain – pain that does not stop – can have a devastating impact on your ability to live a normal life.
Arthritis is a major cause of this chronic pain, and affects as many as nine million people in the UK. Symptoms include pain that can range from mild and occasional to severe and persistent. This book outlines a comprehensive series of strategies to combat and control all these different types and severities of pain.
Managing Arthritis Pain provides:
- A scientific explanation of what causes pain and how it manifests itself in different forms of arthritis
- Advice about diagnosing your pain and obtaining the most appropriate medical opinion and help
- Comprehensive summaries of effective pain medications and other clinical treatments, such as surgery and neurostimulation
- An objective, no-nonsense, research-based guide to natural treatments such as supplements, herbs and alternative therapies
- Hints and tips on useful self-help pain relief including exercise, massage, hot and cold treatments and relaxation techniques
Table of Contents:
Part 1 What is pain?
Part 2 What's causing your pain?
Part 3 Taking drugs for pain
Part 4 Analgesics and NSAIDs
Part 5 Corticosteroids, DMARDs and more
Part 6 Pumps, implants, surgery and more
Part 7 Natural options: herbs, supplements and more
Part 8 Massage, manipulation and other therapies
Part 9 Do-It-Yourself pain relief
Part 10 Reducing painful stress
"the most up-to-date knowledge available to control arthritis pain" Neil Betteridge, Chief Executive, Arthritis Care
This first UK edition has been completely revised and adapted in co-operation with Arthritis Care, the UK's voice for people with arthritis - www.arthritiscare.org.uk
Please visit their brand new website for further information.
About the Medical Editor:
Jo Clough trained as an anaesthetist, specialising in pain management. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a member of the Royal College of Physicians. She worked as a paediatric physician specialising in asthma and allergic diseases and was senior lecturer at the University of Southampton. She now works as a Medical Adviser and is the author of Allergies: Answers at your Fingertips (Class Publishing).
Dr Clough has written his first UK edition in cooperation with Arthritis Care, the UK's voice for people with arthritis (www.arthritiscare.org.uk).