The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us

Paperback | December 15, 2016

byLynn Webster

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The most common medical problem in America today, chronic pain is more prevalent than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Yet tens of millions of people struggle with pain because they can't find someone who understands how much pain affects their lives - and because they live in aculture where pain is dismissed.Internationally recognized pain specialist Dr. Lynn Webster validates the debilitating nature of pain, offers practical answers, and helps you become a catalyst for changing the way pain is viewed in society. Drawing on his years of experience and the inspirational stories of others, he explores:* What a difference it makes to be heard* Why pain is much more than a symptom of disease* The benefits and risks of opioid prescriptions* How cultural attitudes toward pain affect us* The role of a caregiver in the journey of pain and recovery* How, even in the worst pain situations, you can have a fulfilling lifeThe Painful Truth offers a path toward awareness, hope, and healing.

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The most common medical problem in America today, chronic pain is more prevalent than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Yet tens of millions of people struggle with pain because they can't find someone who understands how much pain affects their lives - and because they live in aculture where pain is dismissed.International...

Lynn R. Webster, MD, one of the world's leading pain experts, is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. He is Vice President of Scientific Affairs for PRA Health Sciences, a leading international medical research organization, the founder of Lifetree Pain Clinic, and a Past President of the American ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190659726

ISBN - 13:9780190659721

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"From reading this book one can very well see how compassionate Dr. Webster is in caring for his patients during their most difficult moments. This is quite noticeable in his conversations and treat- ments with his patients where he tries to balance realism and their need for hope. This isan intelligent wake-up call in acknowledg- ing that we are not doing nearly our best to get them the treatment they need and often look at them askance when they try to do their best for themselves within the system as it exists today." --Bookpleasures