GOOD NEW PAIN BOOK:Please read review

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Cromwell, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Just picked up a great book by Ann Berger, MSN,MD called

    healing pain

    It is very comprehensive and clearly explains a lot about pain meds and safety etc .

    It starts off "What is I told you that every doctor I've seen in the last three years has told me "There is no reason for the pain you are feeling."

    Sound familiar. If you areone of the 75 million americans who suffer chronic pain.......

    Helps you describe your pain to a doctor
    explains prescription and otc meds
    reveals role of complimentary therapies
    discusses spirituality and healing

    she is one of the foremost pain specialist in the USA

    It seems as I am reading that it really is a valuable book. It specifically mentions fibromyalgia as a leading cause of pain.

    LOve Annie Cromwell It is put out by Rodale Press
    [This Message was Edited on 01/28/2007]
  2. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    We need new books in this area and this sounds like it will be helpful.

  3. JLH

    JLH New Member

    This book is available from

    Healing Pain: The Innovative, Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering (Paperback)

    by Ann Berger, C. B. deSwaan

    "What is the reason for pain-why do we feel it, how do we feel it, and why does it or doesn't it go away?..." (more)

    List Price: $14.95

    Amazon Price: $10.17 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

    Also Used from $ .99 and up


    Book Description:

    An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, yet very few doctors know how to treat it. Ann Berger, MD, is determined to change all that. An acknowledged leader in the field of pain management and a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Berger writes with an empathy that is all too rare as she shares her groundbreaking approach to healing any kind of chronic pain. In Healing Pain, Dr. Berger: helps readers better describe their pain to their doctors improving diagnosis and treatment shows how self-help efforts and spirituality can make a powerful difference in pain control explains which prescription and over-the-counter medications relieve pain and how to take them reveals the important roles that complementary therapies like imagery, hypnosis, and acupuncture play in managing chronic pain shares stories based on hundreds of case histories of dramatic healing through unexpected routes Dr. Berger believes that pain is a problem with a solution if you know how to ask the right questions. Healing Pain is a compassionate guide to those often-difficult questions.

    About the Author:

    ANN BERGER, MD, is one of the foremost specialists in pain management in the nation. A medical oncologist specializing in pain treatment, she is also the senior editor of the most widely used textbook on palliative care, Principles and Practice of Supportive Oncology. She currently resides in Darnestown, Maryland.

    C. B. DeSWAAN is a New York City-based freelance writer specializing in nonfiction. She has written 20 books with expert collaborators, including the bestselling Men Are Just Desserts and Smart Cookies Don't Crumble.

    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    Powerful, helpful and a gripping read., March 6, 2006
    Reviewer: J.B. Lyle (Queen Creek, AZ) - See all my reviews

    "Healing Pain" delivers. I'm ordering copies for a family member who has MS; an attorney friend specializing in elder law, many of whose clients deal with chronic pain; and a friend studying for the Episcopal priesthood who has already served as a hospital chaplain, meeting many patients coping with pain. These friends don't have time or energy for reading books that come up empty. This one looked promising, based on the author's credentials as an oncologist specializing in pain management. It turns out that she's had cancer herself. On many levels, and in the most personal way, she knows what she's talking about. There are real answers here.



    I looked through some of the pages on Amazon and I saw where it mentioned Fibro and its pain.

    I think I'm going to order me a copy.

    Thanks for telling us about it!

  4. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    I have now finished the book and I think it is very well writen and gives a very useful and practical overview of pain and good advice about meds etc.

    I should change the title to say read reviews.

    Love Annie
  5. JLH

    JLH New Member

  6. jole

    jole Member

    Thanks! I am always on the lookout for a GOOD book. Something that is helpful and interesting. I value your judgment so will try to get this as soon as possible.

    I can stand reading anything on dealing with pain right now - hopefully it gives a few pointers!

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