Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain: Getting Your Life Back (Paperback)
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain has helped over 90,000 individuals manage their pain and strive to live satisfying, fulfilling lives.
In the new second edition, the authors have carefully developed and improved every chapter. Packed with useful advice, tips, strategies, and positive reinforcement, the book empowers readers to become their own informed pain self-managers. Each person with chronic pain is unique and the goal of this book is to help each person manage their lives in the way that works best for them.
About the Author
Sandra LeFort, MN, PhD is professor emerita at the Faculty of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Kate Lorig, DrPH, is professor emerita at Stanford University School of Medicine and a partner in the Self-Management Resource Center. Diana Laurent, MPH, is a health educator and partner in the Self-Management Resource Center. Virginia González, MPH, is a health educator and partner in the Self-Management Resource Center. David Sobel, MD, MPH, is adjunct lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is a professor emerita at the University of Missouri School of Health Professions where she taught and did research on exercise. Francis Keefe, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and Director of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program. Maureen Gecht-Silver, OTD, MPH, OTR/L, is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine and occupational therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago.
“A much-needed clear and comprehensive resource to gain a better understanding of chronic pain and how self-management helps address and improve the physical and emotional experience.” —Patrick McGowan, PhD, University of Victoria
"Living with chronic pain is extremely difficult. This book encourages those living with chronic pain to choose to live a happy and satisfying life in spite of their struggles, and it provides a roadmap to achieve this goal!" —Barbara Zarnikow, Board Co-Chair, Interstitial Cystitis Association
"I highly recommend this succinct, readable and extremely useful and informative book for clinicians and people with chronic pain. Of the many books on this topic, this one uniquely provides useful information for the reader to better manage chronic pain." —Steven D. Feinberg, MD, Feinberg Medical Group, past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
"I see it as not only a teaching tool, but a life-long resource for those with chronic pain.” —Sherri King, Coordinator, nutrition and wellness programs, Services to the Aging