Beyond Pain: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options of Chronic Pain Disorders is essential reading for anyone who has ever experienced chronic pain. As one of the world’s leading experts on pain treatment, Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon offers experience and insights not only to sufferers of chronic pain but also to their families and friends, health professionals, administrators and insurers.
Based on her extensive research and daily practice at a major urban hospital pain clinic, Dr. Mailis-Gagnon, together with journalist David Israelson, helps readers better understand the complexities of pain, both as a sensory experience and as an interaction between mind and body. With the help of case studies drawn from her practice and personal experience, Dr. Mailis-Gagnon shares her cutting-edge findings and observations, describes current treatments and options for sufferers of chronic pain and examines the effects of chronic pain on the individuals that live with it. --- from the publisher
"Bringing to her work the patience and empathy of a dedicated physician and the incisiveness of a trained neuroscientist, Dr. Mailis-Gagnon...has revolutionized our understanding and treatment of chronic pain...The range of topics covered in Beyond Pain is very wide, and one is likely to find almost any question about pain that one has ever puzzled over explored somewhere in its pages." —From the foreword by Oliver Sacks