With the help of this compact guide, anyone suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (also known as RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) will better understand their condition and cope with the reality of living with it.
Author: Karen Rodham
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Category: Health & Fitness
With the help of this compact guide, anyone suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (also known as RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) will better understand their condition and cope with the reality of living with it. Prof Karen Rodham draws on a wealth of clinical experience to give tried-and-tested practical advice for managing this very complex and debilitating syndrome, about which very little is understood by the medical community at large. Ten first-hand patient accounts of living with CRPS illustrate just how wide-ranging the impact can be physically, socially and emotionally, and what has helped on an individual basis. This book's hands-on guidance will be of great help to people diagnosed with CRPS and show family and friends how they can best provide support. It is also an essential resource for health psychologists working with CRPS patients.
The context of coping: A qualitative exploration of underlying inequalities that
influence health services support for people living with long term conditions. ... Learning to cope with CRPS/RSD: Putting life first and pain second. London:
Author: Karen Rodham
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Chronic pain
"Professor Rodham has written a fascinating book that challenges, quite rightly, the current beliefs and misconceptions around the self-management approach to chronic pain. This excellent book views it more as a supportive partnership than yet something else the individual with pain has to motivate themselves to do. A welcome addition to the improving the lives of people with chronic pain." (Dr Sue Peacock, Consultant Health Psychologist, UK) This book critiques the current approach to the self-management of persistent pain. The drive towards self-management of chronic pain is flourishing as healthcare systems struggle to facilitate the care of those with long term health conditions. In this book Karen Rodham argues that albeit an empowering idea, self-management has not yet been fully translated from idea to practice and as such, runs the risk of blaming and shaming the person living with a chronic condition for failing to manage their condition effectively. She contends that the additional stress of this tension may in fact worsen their condition. Drawing from the research evidence as well as her practice experience, she advocates a move away from the terms 'self and 'management towards a more collaborative approach. One which takes account of the life-context of the person who is living with persistent pain. This book explores the shortcomings of the tendency to focus on self-management without taking into account life context and considers how we got here and what can be done. It will be a valuable resource to researchers and practitioners, especially in the field of health psychology. Karen Rodham is Professor of Health Psychology at Staffordshire University, UK. Her research focuses on how people cope with challenging health conditions. Her interest in pain self-management stems from her practice experience as a health psychologist working in the NHS with people living with complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS).
Learning to cope with CRPS/RSD: Putting life first and pain second. London: ...
Seeking support: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of an internet
message board for people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Psychology
Author: Antonia C. Lyons
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
We are learning various coping mechanisms to get through the day, but the
chronic pain is always there. We have good ... You can search the internet for
information on CRPS/RSD along with organizations that support us in our
Publisher: A.M. Styles Enterprises
In life people find it hard to believe some things they may not understand and/or isn’t the “norm.” The sad fact is this is an inconvenient truth which may be preventing them in accepting other thoughts or ideas in which they are not accustomed. Can you see or define someone else’s pain if you have not experienced it or know there is a disease that centers on pain caused by nerve damage? I am sitting here trying to figure out how to talk about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) - a rare, chronic (long-term) and progressive condition characterized by severe pain, inflammation and changes in the skin. People who suffer from this disease commonly describe the pain as a burning sensation, which affects one of the arms, legs, hands or feet. Medical professionals are not sure what the cause of CRPS is, but some know that injury or surgery may have occurred before the onset of symptoms. However, in many cases no previous injury took place and there is no evidence of neurological or physical damage to the affected area. You can do a web search to find out more about the disease and its treatments.
Author: Lonnie K. Zeltzer, M.D.Publish On: 2009-10-06
... headaches, fibromyalgia, and CRPS-I (RSD) are more prevalent in late-
adolescent girls than in boys of the same age. ... Children who have parents with
chronic pain who do not cope well will learn ineffective ways of coping with their
Author: Lonnie K. Zeltzer, M.D.
From a renowned expert in the field, a parent's guide to managing their child's chronic pain—to give back normal life to the 1 in 5 children for whom pain is a serious problem. A child's chronic pain undermines school performance and social and emotional health, erodes finances, and devastates the family. This book reveals what parents can do to alleviate their child's pain on a daily basis. Dr. Zeltzer's clinic is renowned for treatment of pediatric pain stemming from headaches, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome; fibromyalgia, and more, via a multidisciplinary approach including specialists in psychiatry, hypnotherapy, yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, and others. Based on more than 30 years study, Dr. Zeltzer offers ways to take control of the pain and ultimately become pain-free. She explains how to tell if the pain has become chronic, soothe the nervous system, reactivate the body's natural pain control mechanisms, which medications are most effective, breathing, muscle relaxation and visualization techniques, how to reduce parents' guilt and much more. It is never too late to treat pain in children, no matter how long it has lasted, says Dr. Zeltzer. Her book offers help and hope to families desperately in need.
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