"Pain—mental or physical—is a fact of daily life for many....Trevor Campbell claims that there are ways to get around pain using the power of the mind alone".
Fast Forward Your Recovery
To Stop Hurting
Hi, I’m Dr. Trevor Campbell and the author of “The Language Of Pain – Fast Forward Your Recovery.”
After decades working as a family physician, I now focus on the bio-psychosocial issues that always accompany chronic pain and actually trigger and drive the ongoing pain experience.
Most pain experts agree that this type of treatment is essential in order for recovery to occur, and yet this is the very treatment category that is so often missing from treatment plans.
Medication, injection therapy and a range of physical therapies may provide a reduction in the intensity of the symptoms but don`t address the actual problem.
“Insights in this book will live on in your head, you won’t have to drag a pain manual around with you all the time.”
Below partly explains why we often see excellent outcomes in acute (recent on-set) diseases, trauma, and surgical conditions, while those of chronic pain and chronic disease lag significantly and can be somewhat disappointing.
It is essential that chronic diseases, in particular, are treated in a bio-psychosocial context, which means that social and psychological issues are treated at the same time as medical problems, in order to ensure favourable treatment outcomes.
The modern health care delivery model with its shortened consultation times (10-15 minutes on average for family medicine) makes it extremely difficult to achieve these goals, as dealing with psycho-social issues and educating patients is both labour intensive and time consuming.
Family physicians, in particular, report discomfort at treating chronic pain because they feel that they have not received sufficient education and training.
Inc.com Featured Dr. Campbell in an article named
“7 Books Leaders Need To Read To Understand Area Of Mental health”
"...THE LANGUAGE OF PAIN is a kind and sympathetic book, offering guidance based on solid professional experience, presented in a gentle, understanding tone that neither condescends to nor dismisses the real concerns of the chronic pain sufferer...The book is written in clear and easy-to-understand language, even when he gets (briefly) technical about the mechanisms of pain, and there is no intimidating jargon to wade through..."
I wrote “The Language of Pain- Fast Forward Your Recovery to Stop Hurting,” specifically for those with chronic pain and their caregivers. The idea was to provide chronic patients with the necessary knowledge to enable them to make choices so that they could have a way more multimodal (using many methods) approach to chronic pain, and one that is truly bio-psychosocial. The term bio-psychosocial is often used in chronic diseases, as for treatment to be successful, it is inadequate to only address the biomedical problems alone; one also has to deal with the multiple psychological and social issues.