on Oct. 4, 2010 :
Take Control of Your Pain is an extremely useful, easy-to-read guide with common sense hints and tips to help you manage any type of pain from a headache to chronic back pain.
This book gives very good advice on how to work with your medical practitioner to diagnose and manage your pain correctly and effectively.
The manual also contains useful information on many different types of pain relieving drugs and treatments, as well as how to make simple adjustments to diet and lifestyle to help yourself control your pain.
If like me, you often struggle to describe your pain to your GP and struggle to understand the different types of treatment available, to help you become pain free, then this book will be a very useful guide for you.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on Oct. 1, 2010 :
Take Control of Your Pain is a guide for anyone suffering from pain, be it acute, chronic, post-operative, emotional, joint pain, or something else.
As the title suggests, the emphasis is very much on 'taking control' of your pain and working collaboratively with your medical practitioner to manage and relieve it.
The manual has a strongly practical approach, with checklists and exercises to set you thinking about the nature of your pain and how best to deal with it. But there is also plenty of advice on drugs, diet, lifestyle, and so on, all written in Lesley's chatty, friendly style.
If you suffer from any sort of pain, this manual - written by a nurse with over 25 years' experience - will help you understand and deal with it, and guide you towards a happier and hopefully pain-free life.
(reviewed the day of purchase)