A Patient's Guide to Pain Management
Publication Date: November 22, 2011
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Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to be a Life Sentence!
Suffering from chronic pain can be incredibly isolating and frustrating. Visiting doctor after doctor can leave you feeling as if there is no treatment for your pain. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, this book can be a first step to understanding treatments that can help manage pain.
Though doctors have tried to treat patients in pain throughout history, more recently, focused training and certification in pain medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new specialty designed to help people suffering from chronic pain.
Pain-Wise also includes expert advice on:
• Identifying what parts of your body are in pain, using a simple anatomy guide
• How to choose a pain specialist that is right for you
• Getting the most out of your doctor’s visits
• Basic explanations of common interventional pain management techniques
• How to follow-up on treatment
Written by three doctors with years of experience in pain management, Pain-Wise is a patient’s guide to simplifying the confusing and often overwhelming process of finding treatment for chronic pain. It will teach you the basics of how pain works, explain different interventional pain therapies in layman’s terms, and help you find a doctor that can manage, and potentially relieve, your chronic suffering.
David Kloth, M.D. is an anesthesiologist specializing in pain management. Dr. Kloth founded Connecticut Pain Care, where he continues to serve as the President and Medical Director and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut Pain Society. He now serves as an examiner for the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Andrea Trescot, M.D. is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and an examiner for the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Trescot has 20 years of experience as a pain clinic Director in private practice. For more information about Dr. Trescot, visit www.drtrescot.com.
Francis Riegler, M.D. M.B.A. is President of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as well as President and Co-Founder of Universal Pain Management. Dr. Riegler currently lectures resident and fellow physicians about healthcare economics.