Advances in pain treatment are occurring at a rapid pace.
Mayo Clinic wants to share with you these latest advances for treating arthritis, migraines, low back pain, fibromyalgia, and painful illness and injury. The new edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief brings you all this and more.
Mayo doctors know how pain interferes with sleep, work, social life, and simple daily life. We help our patients meet these challenges every day, and we'd like to help you, too.
This book is based on the take-charge approach to managing chronic pain practiced at Mayo's Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Inside this book you'll find thorough, easy-to-read information about the same solutions we offer to our patients.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief is divided into three parts:
• Part 1: Understanding chronic pain – To control your pain, you need to understand how it develops. Part 1 discusses the parts of your body involved in the development of pain—and why some people respond to pain differently than do others.
• Part 2: Treating chronic pain – This section explains the many options for treating pain. Learn about the various drugs used to treat pain, why some medications are more effective for certain types of pain, potential side effects and more. In addition, you'll learn about other types of treatments that are available, such as pain-site injections, nerve stimulators and medication pumps, as well as alternative and complementary therapies.
• Part 3: Managing chronic pain – Part 3 focuses on strategies for managing chronic pain so it doesn't interfere with your life. This self-care section covers steps that you can take on your own to get yourself on course to life with less pain, including details for designing your personal pain control program.
Download your copy of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief and get easy, practical ideas that make a real difference in your life.