Practical guidance from Mayo Clinic for understanding, treating and managing chronic pain. Find out why pain occurs in your body and why some people respond differently than others. Learn about the latest self-care strategies, drugs, and alternative and complementary therapies.
Medical advances for better pain relief.
Mayo Clinic wants to share the latest advances for treating arthritis, migraines, low back pain, fibromyalgia, and painful illness and injury. Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief brings you all this and more.
Mayo doctors know how pain interferes with sleep, work, social life, and simple daily life. We help our patients meet these challenges every day, and we'd like to help you, too.
This book is based on the take-charge approach to managing chronic pain practiced at Mayo Clinic's Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Inside this book you'll find thorough, easy-to-read information about the same solutions we offer to our patients. Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief is divided into three parts:
- Part 1: Understanding chronic pain — Part 1 covers the anatomy of pain, the parts of your body involved in the development of pain, and why some people respond to pain differently than do others.
- Part 2: Treating chronic pain — This section explains the many options for treating pain, including drugs, pain-site injections, nerve stimulators, medication pumps, and alternative and complementary therapies.
- Part 3: Managing chronic pain — Part 3 focuses on self-care strategies for managing chronic pain so that it doesn't interfere with your life, including details for designing your personal pain control program.
When pain disrupts your everyday life and limits your activities, it’s time to seek effective, long-lasting help from medical experts in pain management. Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief provides easy, practical ideas that will make a real difference in your life.