Understanding Pain: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers


With the mushrooming need to bypass expensive health care and painful disease, many are turning to resources that will
inform them on how to live healthier, 
more vivacious lives that will permit them to stand as productive contingents of society. This influx of personal responsibility for one’s
own mind, body, and spirit has opened a sprawling door for simple, edifying
geysers of information such as "Understanding Pain: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers."

The book is one such information goldmine; an empathetic magnum opus that discourses about the nature of many of the common medical snags regurgitated today and offers readers a way to challenge their own
physical and mental dilemmas before they’re compelled to skirmish with pricey, often futile, mainstream healthcare. This is a tome that equips everyday people to take responsibility for their own wellbeing with a viewpoint that has been researched and can be banked on.

Understanding Pain  affords answers to pain stocked with multifarious coping mechanisms, including social support and stress reduction. In reality, there’s so much more to clench, and so this book splits the cordons of assumptions and general knowhow and offers winning elucidations
for enhanced living.

The authors commence by delving into
the nature of pain from the get-go and assert why devotion to pain prevention is such a substantial constituent of health. They believe family order is the focal ingredient in the mélange of a pain-free mind and body, and an ample establishment of life isn’t possible without things “all intact.”

In fact, one of Dr. Lewis' patients  told
him that not only has the book helped him learn what pain really is, but it responded to questions about pain I had all along (i.e. 
“why does my pain spur up randomly at
night and in the mornings?” I never knew hip pain is aggravated due to high humidity 
when it rains [barometric pressure
alterations in the joints], etc.)

From decoding the ideas of how and why pain is often a timeless nebula in the life of the patient - to dispatching some of
the authors’ own newfangled ideas at large, “Understanding Pain” is a much anticipated opus that everyday readers can easily incorporate for decades on end.


"Pain is the most common reason
patients seek medical advice. Taking care of patients in pain is challenging, and it requires a systematic approach to assessment and treatment. Pain management requires
careful assessment of the patient’s condition while taking into consideration
the ethical principles that affect patient care. Accurate assessment of pain is essential to effective treatment. Without this, it’s not possible to intervene in a
way that meets the patient’s needs. Effective management can help reach goals by (1) enhancing comfort,  (2) minimizing side effects of medications
and complications related to inadequate control, and (3) reducing the length of hospital stay."

"Although pain is a universal experience, the nature of such an experience is
unique to the individual, based, in part,
on the type of pain experienced, the psychosocial context or meaning, and the response needed."

"Pain and suffering are an integral part of life. Man has been trying to understand the “wherefores” and “whys” of pain and suffering for a long time; there have 
been many studies devoted to this
theme, examining it from all imaginable angles. Today’s medical science explains the occurrence of pain as the manner in which the central nervous system interprets any, but mostly harmful, stimulations, or to simplify: the way unpleasant sensations are perceived with the associated feeling of discomfort. Pain is an experience that
is both physical and emotional."

"Natural approaches are advisable in pain caregiving even if studies of their efficacy have not been very conclusive. This kind of approach to pain management varies according to the kind of pain a patient experiences. The drawbacks of this approach are due mainly to the lack of its knowledge in certain caregivers as well as the length of time for natural tactics to succeed."

About The Authors

Moshe Lewis, MD, MPH, is an Ivy League-trained physiatrist who has a lot to tell. He holds a medical degree (MD) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he completed his training at Tufts University Medical Center. Overcoming a difficult childhood, the last thing he could've imagined is that he would become a successful physician treating thousands of patients in the Bay Area. He currently serves as the chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the St. Luke’s Campus of the California Pacific Medical Center. He lives in northern California, where he travels and writes during his spare time.

Naheed Ali began
writing professionally in 2005 while still a biology undergrad. It was then when he was published as a sole author of a high impact academic journal article. He later went on and earned an MD. Ali completed lifestyle medicine training from Harvard Medical School in 2012, before graduating with a
PhD in holistic health in 2013. For years, he taught at colleges in the US where he
lectured on various biomedical topics. His books can be found on the shelves in thousands of libraries across the globe.


  • Covers pain from a variety of perspectives
  • Includes specific information on common health issues that arise with pain
  • Provides information on the economics of pain – the financial burden the issue has created for economies around the world
  • Considers ways pain can be prevented and reversed, including medical options

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