Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Treating Chronic Pain as a Disease and Not a Symptom

Viewing chronic pain as a disease and not a symptom of some underlying condition is a notion that is gaining traction in the medical field.  Melanie Thernstrom, a chronic pain sufferer and journalist has written a wonderful book: The Pain Chronicles, which highlights the experience and complexity of living with chronic pain.  Read more about chronic pain as a disease and not a symptom in this recent New York Times article: Giving Chronic Pain a Medical Platform of Its Own by Tara Parker-Pope

1 comment:

iolite said...

Treating chronic pain can be challenging. Often the reason for the pain is not clear, and it may take several types or combinations.