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The Pain Survival Guide


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Table of Contents

  • A Word Before You Get Started: How This Program Can Change Your Life
  • Lesson 1. Becoming Your Own Pain Management Expert
  • Lesson 2. Activity, Rest, and Pacing
  • Lesson 3. Learning to Relax
  • Lesson 4. Are You Always Tired? Ways to Combat Fatigue
  • Lesson 5. Don't Let Pain Ruin Your Relationships!
  • Lesson 6. Changing Behavior
  • Lesson 7. Changing Thoughts and Feelings
  • Lesson 8. Gaining Self-Confidence
  • Lesson 9. Putting it All Together
  • Lesson 10. Maintenance and Coping with Setbacks
  • Appendix A. Common Treatments for Pain
  • Appendix B. Additional Reading
  • Appendix C. Web and Mobile Resources for Pain
  • Appendix D. Research Supporting This Pain Management Program
  • Index
  • About the Authors

About the Author

Dr Dennis C. Turk has been involved in the assessment and treatment of people with chronic pain conditions for over 30 years. He is currently the holder of the John and Emma Bonica Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology and Research and Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also currently Associate Director of Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION), a US Food and Drug Administration supported public-private partnership; and Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Dr Frits Winter is Director of the Medisch Centrum Winter, a treatment center for pain, stress, and burnout in Veldhoven, Netherlands. From 1996-2002 Dr. Winter was President of the Dutch chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He is a pioneer in developing therapy programs for chronic pain. In 2002 he received the Golden Spell of Honor award for his work as head of the Pain Division in the Roessingh Rehabilitation Center in Enschede, Netherlands. Dr. Winter is the author of several self-help books on the topics of pain, anxiety, fatigue and memory. He lives in Haaksbergen, Netherlands.

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