Referencing breakthrough medical research, two of the leading pain specialists in the field, Bradley S. Galer, M.D., and Charles E. Argoff, M.D., present hidden and little known causes of common chronic pain conditions, how to avoid misdiagnosis, and the latest treatments under development including: —Myofascial Dysfunction: The real (undiagnosed!) culprit in 90% of Back and Neck Pain —DMARDS and NSAIDS: Two breakthrough drugs that promise significant relief for Arthritis —Nutraceuticals: The natural wonder treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy —Focal heat trigger-point (FHTP) therapy: The new drug-free approach to Migraine relief
The first practical book on integrative pain management, Defeat Chronic Pain Now! gives you the latest information on surgical options, new medications, complementary therapies, and psychological interventions that can be used to rewire your body for pain relief. For each condition and procedure, you’ll learn what to expect in the hospital and the doctor's office, and what self-therapy solutions you can do on your own. Detailed illustrations and easy-to-understand descriptions help you select the best treatment options to improve your unique type of pain and take back your life.
Dr. Bradley Galer has been named one of the leading doctors in pain management by The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Galer was the chairman of the Pain Medicine Section of the American Academy of Neurology and founder of A Neuropathic Pain and Headache Treatment Center at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Charles Argoff is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Comprehensive Pain Program at Albany Medical Center, voted one of the top ten academic medical centers in the country by the University HealthSystem Consortium. Dr. Argoff is board certified in pain medicine--a credential bestowed to fewer than 2000 doctors in the United States. He is a member of the American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine and has conducted research in the pharmacologic management of chronic pain, and the development of treatment guidelines for drug-based pain therapies.