Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Pain Detective, Every Ache Tells a Story » by Hillel Finestone, M.D.

"It has been said that the mystery of chronic pain can be found in the history. In The Pain Detective: Every Ache Tells a Story, Dr. Finestone has accumulated and described a series of medical stories (histories) that highlight the complex mind-body-environment interaction that can lead to chronic pain and suffering. With mysteries unlocked, Dr. Finestone presents enlightening and practical information to help people manage their pain and regain control of their lives. This book is certain to be of great value to both those that suffer and those that treat the sufferers."

Stuart M. Weinstein, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, PM&R and Clinical Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington

"Hillel Finestone belongs to that rare breed of physical medicine specialist who doesn't separate the mind from the body, because he has the wisdom to know that in real life no such separation can exist. In The Pain Detective he applies that wisdom to painful conditions like fibromyalgia, and just as a good detective, illuminates their contributing causes by shining his light in many recesses of the human physique and psyche. The result is a book that heals."

Gabor Maté M.D., author of When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

"This book is a MUST READ for anyone experiencing ongoing pain, Dr. Finestone takes a biopsychosocial (often called a mind-body) approach to understanding pain, which is the key ingredient in successfully treating pain and pain-associated disability."

Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D., Director, Pediatric Pain Program, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA

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