Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 3rd Edition: How to Better Manage Pain and Regain Function (Hardcover)

Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 3rd Edition: How to Better Manage Pain and Regain Function By Wesley P. Gilliam, Bruce Sutor Cover Image
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Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Do you want to move past it and live a full, meaningful life? Then this comprehensive guide from chronic pain experts at Mayo Clinic is for you.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief explains how pain develops, how it can become chronic and what you can do to free yourself from chronic pain's effects. The book is based on the take-charge pain management program at Mayo Clinic's Pain Rehabilitation Center that has helped thousands of people for over 40 years.

Inside you'll find practical, easy-to-understand information to help you regain your function so that you can be more active, productive, and comfortable. This third edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief includes the latest information on pain science and chronic pain management, including:
  • The brain's role in the experience of pain
  • How behaviors and beliefs affect pain
  • How to shift the focus away from pain and toward a focus on living well
  • The benefits and risks of medications, injections and other medical treatments
  • The role of pain specialists, pain clinics and pain rehabilitation programs
  • Exercise as a key part of pain management
  • Balance and moderation as key habit sustainers
  • The power of a positive approach
Use the thoroughly researched, effective, science-based methods contained here to start living better today.

About the Author


Wesley P. Gilliam, Ph.D., L.P., is a board-certified clinical health psychologist in Mayo Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and an assistant professor of psychology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is the clinical director of Mayo Clinic's Adult Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Center program. His expertise is in treating chronic pain and his interests include health psychology and behavioral medicine, and the effects of long-term opioid use for chronic pain. His areas of clinical research include biopsychosocial conceptualizations of chronic pain, the degree to which psychosocial factors influence acute and chronic pain intensity, underlying pathways by which psychosocial factors exert such effect, and the degree to which these factors predict response to chronic pain treatment. Bruce Sutor, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and is the immediate past medical director of Mayo Clinic's Adult Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Center program. His research interests include chronic pain and dementia. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798887702926
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English