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The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook is a compassionate and comprehensive look at the management of chronic pain for people who suffer from chronic pain as well as their families. David Drum's well-reviewed sourcebook looks at the causes of chronic pain, and suggests a number of practical ways to manage it, cope with it, and live with it. Includes useful strategies for mitigating pain including meditation, distraction, stress reduction, visualization, social support, hypnosis, dietary changes, exercise and more. This is a useful and supportive book, with many tips you can use for managing chronic pain. It includes a complete chapter on managing cancer pain, which is handled differently than chronic benign pain. Includes a comprehensive new resources section including several dozen links to helpful organizations, and a glossary of medical terms you may encounter.

Here are some things reviewers said about this book:

"The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook is a vital guide to understanding chronic pain and making life whole again.”
--Malin Dollinger, MD, FACP

“The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook provides a wealth of easily understood information regarding mind-body connection, definitions of chronic pain, mechanisms of pain, physiology of pain, physical conditioning, nutrition, social support, stress, medications, surgery and resources. The author gives readers many tools which empower them to take control of their condition and to participate in the diagnosis and management of their pain. I would recommend this book for any individual who has chronic pain.”
---Kathryn A. Weiner, PhD, The Pain Practitioner
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“The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook does an excellent job of taking a complex medical subject and expressing it in lay terms.”
--Ben Schwachman, MD, JD, board-certified anaesthesiologist in pain management
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“The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook provides a thorough, clearly-written discussion of chronic pain, its nature, and coping mechanisms..”
--Christine Hugel, North American Chronic Pain Association of Canada
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“The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook is a mandatory read for all aspects of pain management.”
--Gene Dedick, past regional director, American Chronic Pain Association

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