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A nation in pain : healing our biggest health problem

Author: Judy Foreman; International Association for the Study of Pain.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From neurobiology to public policy, examines the chronic pain crisis, which is a major national health concern, discussing the latest scientific discoveries and advances in treatments and providing a sensible plan of action. --Publishers description.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Foreman; International Association for the Study of Pain.
ISBN: 9780199837205 0199837201
OCLC Number: 882608959
Notes: "IASP."
Description: xiii, 446 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The enormity of the problem --
What is pain, anyway? --
The genetics of pain --
Gender and pain --
Children in pain --
The mind-body in pain --
Opioid wars, part I : the problem --
Opioid wars, part II : proposed solutions --
How the immune system cranks up pain --
Marijuana : the weed america loves to hate --
Beyond opioids, part I : western medicine --
Beyond opioids, part II : complementary and alternative medicine --
Exercise : the real magic bullet --
The way forward.
Responsibility: Judy Foreman.

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Written with compassion and featuring inspiring stories of patients' struggles as well as the wisdom of hundreds of up-to-date research studies, this is the most comprehensive look yet at the biggest  Read more...

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