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The Resource A nation in pain : healing our biggest health problem, Judy Foreman

A nation in pain : healing our biggest health problem, Judy Foreman

Label
A nation in pain : healing our biggest health problem
Title
A nation in pain
Title remainder
healing our biggest health problem
Statement of responsibility
Judy Foreman
Title variation
Healing our biggest health problem
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Nation in Pain, Foreman offers a sweeping, deeply researched account of the chronic pain crisis, from neurobiology to public policy, and presents to practical solutions that are within our grasp today. Drawing on both her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist, she guides us through recent scientific discoveries, including genetic susceptibility to pain; gender disparities in pain conditions and treatments, perhaps linked to estrogen; the problem of under treated pain in children; the emerging role of the immune system in pain; advances in traditional treatments such as surgery and drugs; and fair-minded assessments of the effectiveness of alternative remedies, including marijuana, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care. For many people, the real magic bullet, Foreman writes, is exercise. Though many patients fear it will increase their discomfort, studies show it consistently produces improvement, often dramatic. She also explores the destructive "opioid wars, " which have led to a misguided demonization of prescription painkillers."--www.Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foreman, Judy
Dewey number
616/.0472
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RB127
  • RB127
LC item number
  • .F672 2014
  • .F672 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
International Association for the Study of Pain
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Opioid abuse
  • Pain
Label
A nation in pain : healing our biggest health problem, Judy Foreman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The enormity of the problem -- What is pain, anyway? -- The genetics of pain -- Gender and pain -- Children in pain -- The mind-body in pain -- Opioid wars, part I : the problem -- Opioid wars, part II : proposed solutions -- How the immune system cranks up pain -- Marijuana : the weed america loves to hate -- Beyond opioids, part I : western medicine -- Beyond opioids, part II : complementary and alternative medicine -- Exercise : the real magic bullet -- The way forward
Control code
sky255668195
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780199837205
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013015742
Label
A nation in pain : healing our biggest health problem, Judy Foreman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The enormity of the problem -- What is pain, anyway? -- The genetics of pain -- Gender and pain -- Children in pain -- The mind-body in pain -- Opioid wars, part I : the problem -- Opioid wars, part II : proposed solutions -- How the immune system cranks up pain -- Marijuana : the weed america loves to hate -- Beyond opioids, part I : western medicine -- Beyond opioids, part II : complementary and alternative medicine -- Exercise : the real magic bullet -- The way forward
Control code
sky255668195
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780199837205
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013015742

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