This sequel to Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer’s 2006 best seller, “Conquering Your Child’s Pain”, gives the reader must-have information. Their “Message to Every Parent of a Child in Pain” is must-reading to ensure that parents get the care needed to help alleviate their child’s suffering. This book contains the following:
• Offers specific strategies to take control of the pain—regardless of cause(s.)
• Guides you in understanding pain in general as well as specific pain conditions.
• Explores how children express pain and how to interpret what they say.
• Provides sage advice from top pain professionals in the world.
• Gives you resources to find the right professionals and tips for asking the right questions.
• Teaches you breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization exercises to help on a “bad pain day.”
• Helps you get the best care with tips to fight insurance denials
Over 40 experts in almost every type of pain offer their advice, case histories and recommendations based on the latest research evidence from both Western medicine and mind-body investigations.
Comments by Professionals in Health Care
1. “Smart, practical and effective! Parents and doctors will celebrate important insights the authors share from their experience…helping thousands of children and families overcome one of the most challenging situations any child ever faces: Pain. Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator DVD/book, The Happiest Baby on the Block.
2. …impressed by comprehensiveness, accessibility and tone of this book. You treat readers with respect and give them a wealth of information, resources, strategies and coping techniques for themselves and their children. Leah Ellenberg PhD, Neuropsychologist, Beverly Hills, CA
3. …meets patients and families where they are at, hears their story, validates their pain… while stressing normalcy as a fundamental context. Gary Walco PhD
4. “It shouldn’t be a pain to take proper care of pain in children. This book steers the reader to proper multimodal treatment for painful conditions.” Chris Giza MD PhD www.uclahealth.org/BrainSPORT/Pages/default.aspx
5. …an accessible, compassionate resource for young people coping with chronic pain and their families. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a broad range of experts in the study and treatment of pediatric pain…presents up to date information to empower youth and families in making sound treatment decisions and developing the needed skills to manage chronic pain effectively. Deirdre Logan PhD; Director of Psychology Services, Division of Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital (Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)
6. … a landmark in elucidating current thinking about the nature of chronic pain in children…perhaps more importantly provides a practical blueprint for making positive change to…seemingly intractable problems. Michael Waterhouse, Acupuncturist, Beverly Hills, CA
7. …well-organized, easy to read…many case studies bring clarity to the points that are being addressed. This should be a very useful and important guide for parents and practitioners. Margaret Bauman MD, Child Neurologist Harvard
8. … invaluable in providing parents and children with the tools they need to better understand the causes and treatment of their chronic pain.” David Ziring MD, Assoc. Professor Pediatrics, Director, UCLA Pediatric IBD Center. Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
9. All too often experts write about people in pain, this book is for people in pain.” … Christopher Eccleston, PhD, Professor of Medical Psychology, University of Bath, UK. Director, Centre for Pain Research. ‘Embodied: the psychology of physical sensation’ (Oxford University Press, 2016).
a comprehensive, erudite…highly accessible resource for parents and young people struggling to make sense of living with pain. One needs a guide book…up-to-date, written in the right language, in tune with what people want. This is that guide b