The Pain Book: Finding hope when it hurts provides an up-to-date overview of how pain works and the best pain treatments now available. Authors Professor Philip Siddall, Rebecca McCabe and Dr Robin Murray have devoted much of their lives to working with people in pain and are lead clinicians in the HammondCare Pain Management Service at Greenwich Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
The Pain Book helps people face pain by using plain language to explain the source and types of pain, how the body and mind respond and the kinds of treatments available. It also helps people find hope by giving practical steps to reduce pain and address the physical, psychological and spiritual impact of pain – complete with illustrations, techniques and exercises.
“This is a superb book. It is what you would expect from three highly regarded and expert professionals who have a huge amount of experience in this field. It is not surprising that they have come up with a book of this calibre. Informative, practical and clear, it will have a transforming effect on those who live with chronic pain.”
Professor Bruce Robinson, AM MD MSc FRACP,
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney