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Health & Fitness Pain Management


From Suffering to Feeling Better

by (author) Marie-Josée Rivard

with Denis Gingras

foreword by Yoram Shir

translated by Barbara Sandilands

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2014
Pain Management, General, Health Care Issues
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Dec 2014
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Explains the science behind pain and the practical steps sufferers can take to treat pain and restore hope.
Pain strikes all of us, but it becomes a recurring or constant condition for one in five people. For millions young and old, it is a difficult, day-to-day reality, and many sufferers have been left feeling more frustrated and helpless than ever, despite medical advances.
Pain is a guide to understanding and treating all kinds of pain, and helping sufferers maintain hope for a normal life. In accessible chapters, this book explains how pain occurs at a fundamental level, both psychologically and physically, and what makes ordinary pain debilitating.
Inside, you will find:

  • A guide to pain management for sufferers and those close to them
  • Vital information on the types of pain, the causes, and the treatments
  • Concrete advice for controlling pain, understanding treatments, and living a normal life
  • Testimonials from people who have taken control of their condition

With a focus on the daily realities of suffering and recovery, Pain aims to inform readers about the therapeutic and psychological approaches to pain management. In addition, it offers concrete tools and strategies to help sufferers become experts on their own pain and guide their own treatment.

About the authors

Marie-Josée Rivard has worked in the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre since 2000. As VP of the Société Québécoise de la Douleur and a public speaker, she works to raise awareness and correct myths about chronic pain among doctors, health professionals, and the general public. She lives in Montreal.

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Denis Gingras has worked for several years on the borderline between science and literature, his two childhood passions. The holder of a doctorate in physiology from the Université de Montréal (1993) and a post-doctoral degree from McGill University (1996), for fifteen years he was a researcher specializing in oncology in the Hemato-oncology Service at Hôpital Sainte-Justine.

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Barbara Sandilands is a translator, editor, and writing instructor. She is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec City and holds graduate degrees in Canadian Studies and Translation. Barbara was a foreign service officer for thirteen years, with postings in Brussels, Lisbon, and London. She has translated fifteen books from French to English, in subjects ranging from history, art, and politics to architecture, biography, and medicine. She lives in Ottawa.

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