Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual
Size 81/2" X 11"
2001 by Mary Ellen Copeland & Devin J. Starlanyl
Published by New Harbinger Publications
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This guide is for use by people with chronic pain, their supporters and health care providers.
Chronic Pain is a world unto itself. The simple things in life are no longer simple. Pain moves from being an unwanted, occasional guest intruding in one's life to being the driving force behind nearly all decisions. Daily choices are governed by the need to survive mentally, physically, and emotionally from day to day. Ordinary life becomes almost unbearable.
This second edition of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofacial Pain Syndrome serves as a beacon of light in the dark world of chronic pain. All readers can learn more about chronic pain and immediately apply that knowledge.
"In a 1997 book review, I extolled the extraordinary feature of the first edition of Starlanyl and Copeland's Survival Manual. As caregivers to FMS/MPS patients and as sufferers themselves, their advice in the book was superbly tuned to readers' needs. Now, in this second edition, Starlanyl and Copeland have outshone themselves. Having updated the Survival Manual and enhanced its laudable features, they have made an already valuable book almost priceless."
Dr. John C. Lowe, Director of Research, Fibromyalgia Research Foundation, Board Certified, American Academy of Pain Management
"They've done it again! This second edition of the Survival Manual is a gold mine of practical advice and scholarly information put into everyday language. This book gives a great many options for all aspects of FMS/CMP and its message is one of hope. An owner's manual for you, and one that should be required reading for all of your health care providers, this is not a book to be read and crossed off of your list, but a resource to avail yourself of over and over again. The tools are here. Use it yourself and have those close to you read it also."
Richard Finn, Director, Academy for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, coauthor, Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Manual Trigger Point and S-EMG Therapies.