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This book is an excellent resource for anyone living with long term pain and dispels a lot of myths about long term pain and gives plenty of information on how to improve things and get you back on the right road to a better you. There are lots of comments from other people living with long term pain which were very helpful, and it was nice to know that you are not alone !
One of the best parts is that it becomes a plan and you can set goals and gradually get back on track. It is great to think that you can start to set fun goals, relaxation and activity ones, all of which help both physically and to lift your sprits and outlook.
I have suffered from chronic pain for two years and attend the Pain Clinic at Durham Hospital. and just about two months ago the physiotherapist showed me a copy of the book and advised me to purchase a copy, I did and I have found it very useful and would recomend it to anyone suffering from chronic pain.
I have lived with chronic pain for 17 years after having numerous spinal surgeries and as i am only 32 yrs old I have tried everything under the sun to try and help my situation, I have also spent a fortune buying things that promise to help my pain and nothing ever has so when i was told about this book i wasn't holding out much hope. When Iifound out what the book was about i did scoff a bit and think but when i started reading it so many things in the book i could identify with, situations where now i can see why it wasn't helping my pain.
I like the book because not only has there been input from other people with chronic pain, the book doesn't talk down to you or make you feel like it is your fault. The book comes as a activity book so you can fill things in and make plans, It also comes with a relaxation CD which is good. I am trying to do as the book says and i'll be the first to admit it is not easy to change your whole way of thinking and try something new and especially something that you may feel silly doing but i really can see how this could help me long term so i'm willing to give it a try.
This book is one of the most useful guides I have seen to help people manage pain. I like this book because it is relevant and clearly written with short texts, cartoons and clear print that make it readable. It can help manage any pain because: It deals with getting control back over the tension, the fatigue, the frustration and low mood that long term pain generates; It teaches breathing and relaxation methods that are simple but powerful - and there is a CD; I really recommend it as a friendly guidebook.
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