Advances in pain treatment are occurring at a rapid pace. Mayo Clinic wants to share with you these latest advances for treating arthritis, migraines, low back pain, fibromyalgia, and painful illness and injury. The new edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief brings you all this and more.
Mayo doctors know how pain interferes with sleep, work, social life, and simple daily life. We help our patients meet these challenges every day, and we’d like to help you, too.
This book is based on the take-charge approach to managing chronic pain practiced at Mayo’s Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Inside this book you’ll find thorough, easy-to-read information about the same solutions we offer to our patients.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief is divided into three parts: · Part 1: Understanding chronic pain – To control your pain, you need to understand how it develops. Part 1 discusses the parts of your body involved in the development of pain—and why some people respond to pain differently than do others. · Part 2: Treating chronic pain – This section explains the many options for treating pain. Learn about the various drugs used to treat pain, why some medications are more effective for certain types of pain, potential side effects and more. In addition, you’ll learn about other types of treatments that are available, such as pain-site injections, nerve stimulators and medication pumps, as well as alternative and complementary therapies. · Part 3: Managing chronic pain – Part 3 focuses on strategies for managing chronic pain so it doesn’t interfere with your life. This self-care section covers steps that you can take on your own to get yourself on course to life with less pain, including details for designing your personal pain control program.
Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.The brothers’ innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world’s oldest and largest multi-specialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.