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A nation in pain : healing our nation's biggest health problem

Author: Judy Foreman; International Association for the Study of Pain.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Out of 238 million American adults, 100 million live in chronic pain. When inadequately treated, it undermines the body and mind. Indeed, the risk of suicide for people in chronic pain is twice that of other people. Far more than just a symptom, chronic pain can be a disease in its own right-- the biggest health problem facing America today. Foreman offers a sweeping, deeply researched account of the chronic pain
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Foreman; International Association for the Study of Pain.
ISBN: 9780199837205 0199837201 9780190231798 0190231793
OCLC Number: 842316415
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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