FOR PEOPLE DEALING WITH CHRONIC PAIN, JUST GETTING THROUGH THE DAY CAN BE A TRIAL.
For many years, the only treatment has been opioids and other analgesics and a puzzling choice of self-help options. But there’s a way to reduce your suffering that isn’t focused on drugs or expensive pain management programs.In The Language of Pain, Dr. Trevor Campbell provides practical tools for alleviating your agony. Based on years of experience, Dr. Campbell’s approach builds a solid foundation for success and targets the behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that trigger the specific brain centers that generate pain as a continuous threat signal.
He offers clear recommendations for simple, effective actions to improve your quality of life and dramatically lessen the physical distress you endure every day.
At last, there is an accessible and durable evidence-based, non-pharmacological approach for reducing your pain and getting back to living!
“The author’s prose is clear and endlessly encouraging…A highly readable and affirmative pain-management guide.”
– Kirkus Review
“Dr. Trevor Campbell showcases his experience and medical skills in this book, giving readers proven techniques to conquer pain…Written in a compassionate and clear voice, it provides a proven path to fast recovery from pain – packed with tips and information…”
– Readers Favorite (5 stars)
“Dr Campbell has written a remarkable book that helps to fill a void. He draws on decades of experience in managing patients who have been referred to him, who are suffering from chronic pain, He notes how often solutions have been sought in the wrong places, and how many such patients seem stuck in a downward spiral. The Language of Pain is suffused with Dr Campbell’s earnest desire to help these people With conviction, compassion, and an occasional touch of philosophy, he spells out the road to recovery, a road the is sometimes counter-intuitive, yet refreshingly simple, and is ultimately optimistic. I highly recommend The Language of Pain, both to those suffering from chronic pain and to their family physicians.”
– C. HELM M.D.
“As a professional evidence-based medicine researcher with a knowledge of chronic pain, I feel that Dr. Campbell has provided an insightful and much needed work to address the many important issues that cannot easily be delivered and explained piecemeal over multiple clinical encounters. While the book is clearly written for patients, I predict that many family physicians will also derive significant benefit.”
– K. NOERTJOJO M.D.
“The 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.”
A must read for anyone with chronic pain
“The author has delivered a superb read for people who are tried of suffering pain and looking for solutions. Written beautifully straight from the heart it is easy to understand and even easier to use as a practical tool. Every doctor should have in their office and every medical school should be teaching these principles.”
I needed to read this book!! So much Invaluable information!!
“I have suffered chronic pain for almost 15 years now. It took doctors many years to diagnose me with fibromyalgia. This book has so many great insights. My hope has returned that I can become pain free once again. Looking forward to becoming the active wife and mother I once was. Thank you so much Dr. Campbell for writing this book! I will be sharing this with others I know Who are suffering as well. XO”
“Excellent read and insight about chronic pain. Very well written and from the heart. Would highly recommend anyone dealing With chronic pain to buy/read this book.”
An innovative approach to taking back control from chronic pain
“I am a scientist and physician with decades long chronic pain.
In this offering, I found a very readable and persuasive approach that leads the reader step by step towards relief. Chronic pain tends to gradually limit activity and constrain engagement with the world. In contrast to a primary focus on analgesic medication, Dr Campbell advocates the assault on chronic pain from a self-efficacy perspective: an active and patient-centric program with the aim of restoring quality of life and functionality, both of which in turn reduce pain perception. By understanding the language of chronic pain and taking active steps to dampen its influence, its insidious intrusion can be halted and then reversed.
The various techniques that are recommended are simple and explained in non-technical terms. Anecdotal experience is provided and readers are reassured that there are other sufferers out there who have greatly benefited from these interventions.”
Accessible and practical tools to help you take control Of your body and pain.
“I liked that this book was written using stories and plain language. There is a whole tool kit to manage chronic pain and chronic disease in this book.
These tools are accessible, practical, and can make you feel better. They are presented by an experienced physician who not only gives sage advice but puts his personal stories into print.
This book is a winner and can help you if you suffer from chronic pain or chronic disease.
Read this book and take control back over your body and your pain.”
This guide wilt help chronic pain sufferers regain control over their pain and function
“I am an Anesthesiologist who deals mostly with acute pain patients. Dr Campbell has written a very clear and concise summary as to how patients reach a state of chronic pain . With easy to understand explanations of the physical, neurological and psychological changes that occur over time. Changes that can leave patients in a state of despair and suffering without any easy conventional solutions. Once the readers/patients understand this, the book then offers very practical and clear guidelines that will help chronic pain sufferers and their healthcare providers, reverse the effects of these changes, so that they can regain control of their pain and especially function. In this reading. it is clear that Dr Campbell has a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge of the issues around chronic pain and its management and with this book, has offered patients and practitioners a very helpful resource to start and maintain the recovery process.”
Understand pain to Deal With pain
“Pain is an unpleasant subject to think of. It could be the reason why so many people are unaware of methods and techniques of dealing with pain. To begin with, it should be admitted that we and our loved ones Will encounter pain at some point Of our lives. It is better to be prepared and forearmed, and Dr. Trevor Campbell’s book offers some insights on how pain can be handled.
The author is not in favor Of excessive use Of painkillers, and he thinks that our instinctive response to pain (abstaining from all challenging activities) is not the most effective. His approach is based on cognitive behavior therapy. According to Dr. Campbell, we should not focus on our pain, but strive for a better life. When we practice acceptance and do our best to live meaningfully, whatever is our condition, Our condition tends to improve. Modern neurological studies prove that pain is heavily impacted by psychological factors, thereby reaffirming an Old adage that we become “masters Of our fate” by choosing to think and live a certain way.”
An excellent resource to manage and reduce chronic pain
“Dr. Campbell’s intuitive approach to pain management is empowering and a must read for anyone with chronic pain and anyone caring for and about an individual With chronic pain. In his new book, “The Language of Pain: Fast Forward Your Recovery to Stop Hurting,” Dr. Campbell draws on thirty seven years of experience working with chronic pain patients in private practice and multidisciplinary chronic pain management programs, including programs that help patients reduce and eliminate their opioid use.
With empathy and clinical expertise, he explains the dynamics of chronic pain and how the brain’s perception of pain can be reversed once the meaning of pain is understood. In a relatable and anecdotal style, he emphasizes the unique and personal stories of pain and the incredible ability that we have to rewrite these stories through easy to implement strategies and techniques, not focused solely on drugs or expensive pain management programs, to regain control, rebuild, and improve functionality and quality life. And these are essential components for cost effective and positive health outcomes for people living with chronic pain and the delivery of health care moving forward into the 21st century.”
Required reading for caregivers and patients/ clients alike
“This is a carefully thought out and insightful book which will appeal to clinicians and those who suffer from chronic pain. If nothing else it will teach a common language to assist in dialogue and help With treatment plans.
It should be mandatory reading for any person considering going down the opioid rabbit hole!”
“I purchased this book for my mother who has chronic pain. As I started reading the introduction, I found myself unable to put it down. I gained a lot of insight into her condition and as well had several takeaways of my own. I feel confident that this book will be an indispensable guide in helping her achieve a more holistic approach to her treatment.”
“Made so much sense and is filled with so many ideas and explanations, which I could easily assimilate and understand, enthusiastically adopt. It is presented it all in such an empathic, encouraging and non threatening way. Great read.”
Great book about pain.
“Excellent book. Great book by dr Campbell easy read and should be read by anyone experiencing chronic pain.”