Saturday, December 3, 2011

Books on Pain

People are always asking me if there are any good books to check out. There are a couple of books I would recommend.

One of them is called "Living Beyond Your Pain" by Joanne Dahl and Tobias Lundgren. It is about using something called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to ease chronic pain. A few years ago I gave a talk on it at one of the national conferences up in Portland, ME. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Dahl at length before I put my presentation together and pick her brain a bit and it was very helpful. I am trying to figure out a way to put some of the parts of the video presentation of that talk on our website.

You should be able to find a copy of the book on Amazon.

Another book that might still be out there on Amazon, used copies maybe, is called Persistence is Power by Jeanne Lazo. Good book. Some of the info may be out of date now but most of it is very good info.

Another author to check out is Dr Allan Chino. He is a psychologist who specializes in behavioral pain management. His most popular book is called "Validate Your Pain, Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up". It is available on Amazon as well.

Dr Chino is a past governor appointee to the Oregon Pain Society and has worked tirelessly on behalf of pain patients. He also has spoken at a few of American RSDHope's past conferences.

So check these books out and see what you think, let me know!

have a great week,


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