Book Review: Pain Management

★ ★ ★ ★

This book offers a gentle introduction into the complex world of chronic pain.

The author covers essential aspects of understanding pain such as related pain physiology, also covering the very commonly referenced and useful Gate control theory. The author also clarifies terminology and helps the reader to differentiate between types of pain.

The book also provides an excellent introduction to mindfulness for both acute and chronic pain, something which is now being widely used in pain management.

The text considers the power of the mind, the burden of suffering and self-compassion but also the physical side and the importance of movement, which reflects national trends in treatment.

Self-management is a widely promoted strategy of pain management services as well as NICE, and this is reflected in the book. This helps the reader to understand the fundamentals of pain


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