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Understanding pain : an introduction for patients and caregivers

Author: Naheed Ali; Moshe Lewis
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield, [2015]
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Pain is informally defined as the body's way of uncovering a problem. Whether due to an injury, infection, or something else, pain alerts a person that something is not right. Sometimes pain goes along with inflammation and swelling, and when it does, the problem is more evident. Oftentimes, pain is more generalized to the entire body, signaling a viral infection such as a flu virus. Still other times, there is no  Read more...

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Understanding pain
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
(DLC) 2014042262
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naheed Ali; Moshe Lewis
ISBN: 9781442233614 1442233613 0810895544 9780810895546
OCLC Number: 1249711484
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 401 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""I: Groundwork""; ""1 Introduction to Pain""; ""2 Introduction to the Nervous System""; ""3 Physiology of the Nervous System""; ""4 Occurrence of Pain""; ""5 History of Pain""; ""6 Different Interpretations of Pain""; ""7 The Changing Culture of Pain""; ""II: Clinical Picture""; ""8 Pathology of Pain""; ""9 Diagnostics of Pain""; ""10 Causes of Pain""; ""11 Damaging Effects""; ""12 Role of Internists and Family Practice Physicians""; ""13 Role of Physical Medicine and Rehab in Pain Care""; ""14 Role of the Pain Management Specialist""; ""III: Many Faces of Pain"" ""15 Congenital Insensitivity to Pain""""16 Acute vs. Chronic Pain""; ""17 Occupational Pain""; ""18 Sports-Related Pain""; ""19 Pain from Excessive Movement""; ""20 Pain from Sedentary Lifestyle""; ""21 Age-Related Pain""; ""IV: Resolutions""; ""22 Troubleshooting Pain""; ""23 Natural Approaches to Pain""; ""24 Diets for Pain Relief""; ""25 Exercises for Pain Relief""; ""26 Addressing the Mental Aspects""; ""27 Surgery and Other Nonpharmacological Approaches""; ""28 Pharmacological Approaches""; ""V: Wrap-Up""; ""29 Second Opinions""; ""30 Conclusion""; ""Appendix A: Pain Related Links"" ""Appendix B: Research and Training""""Appendix C: Pain Organizations""; ""Appendix D: Nationally Recognized Pain Clinics""; ""Appendix E: For Further Reading""; ""Glossary""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Authors""
Responsibility: Naheed Ali and Moshe Lewis.


Everyone experiences pain in some form or another at some point during their lives. Some have pain due to injury. Others experience chronic pain that can become debilitating. This book uncovers the  Read more...


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Medical doctors Lewis and Ali deliver a hefty overview of the history, causes, symptoms, and treatment of pain. . . .[T]he millions of Americans who suffer from acute pain (less than six months) or Read more...

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