The Painful Truth
- What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us
- Narrated by: Rick Adamson
- Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-14-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Webster Media, LLC
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The Painful Truth is an intimate collection of stories about people living with disabling pain, their attempts to heal, and the challenges that we collectively face in helping them live meaningful lives. As a physician who has treated people with chronic pain for more than 30 years, Dr. Webster reveals the difficulties that patients face in dealing with chronic pain in a society that is often shamefully prejudiced against those who are most in need of our empathy. He shares how such biases also affect medical professionals who treat patients with chronic pain.
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By BAMFRS on 12-23-16
I wasn't sure I would like this book, since I've been dealing with chronic pain for almost 3 years now. The stigma associated with chronic pain and pain management is horrible. I have people in my family that are addicted to opioids and their stories are similar to one of the football players mentioned in the book. I understand the need to get the opiate issue under control, but at the same time, it makes it difficult for those of us with chronic pain who aren't abusing the medication.
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By JOYCE on 02-01-18
Excellent description of the current state of chronic pain care.
“Opioid crisis” has become a fear driven media and DEA hysteria driving the treatment of patients in chronic pain. Cancer patients do not face the stigma that chronic pain patients face thus they are allowed whatever medications will relieve their suffering. Pain caused by torture, broken bones, nerve injuries, migraines, cancer, traumatic injury or disc disease is PAIN. Pain is not divisible into acceptable cancer pain versus all other unacceptable pain.
This book makes this point painfully clear.
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