"... an excellent, readable and highly intelligent account of chronic pain and fibromyalgia." Ronald Melzack, Ph.D.
(PRWEB) June 9, 2010
Surgery without anesthesia – unbelievable.
A new book by Dr. Michael MacDonald, Unbelievable Pain Control: How to Heal and Recover from Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia, documents such unbelievable feats. This book explains how Dr. Victor Rausch underwent major abdominal surgery and several complex dental surgeries, without anesthesia or any medication.
Can we learn anything from such unbelievable feats? Can these amazing accomplishments help people who live every day in pain – people who suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia or long-term neck or back pain, for instance? Dr. MacDonald’s new book (and blog, Chronic Pain Letter) explains how.
Population studies have estimated that 10-20% of people from around the world suffer from chronic or long-term pain. This estimate represents over 50 million people, at a cost to society of over 70 billion dollars, in North America alone. (Details from research studies are available from Media and Basic Facts links on the website http://www.UnbelievablePainControl.com )
The toll on individuals and their families is often overwhelming. That is why psychologists such as Dr. MacDonald are called in to help. Over 90% of Dr. MacDonald’s patients, over the past almost 25 years, have been people who live everyday in pain.
Unbelievable Pain Control is a book written for both patients and professionals. It includes practical advice revealed through stories and explanations, up-to-date research findings, examples of an (unbelievable) doctor who undergoes surgery without anesthetic, doctors who live in pain, international organizations and a top ten list of amazing scientists doing pain research.
Dr. Michael R. MacDonald, a psychologist practicing in London, has devoted his career to helping people with severe and disabling forms of chronic pain and fibromyalgia. He is well known for his caring approach, his deep understanding of how chronic pain affects peoples’ lives and for his work as an expert witness in court.
Unbelievable Pain Control is published by Michael Renford Books. This new company was set up by Dr. MacDonald to specialize in books to help people in pain.
If you would like more information about any of these topics, or to schedule an interview with Michael MacDonald, please call 519-660-8139 or email michael(at)renfordbooks(dot)com