New Book Reveals Brains Hijacked by Pain

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The Great Pan Jack Pain addresses the issue of over-treating and misdiagnosing or lack of diagnosis of pain conditions

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In his newly released book, The Great Pain Jack: A Self-Help Mapping Tool to Assist You and Your Physician in Making an Accurate Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment Plan of Your Chronic or Acute Pain Condition, board-certified Dr. John F. Petraglia helps readers understand chronic pain conditions and the course of action to take for an afflicted individual who may be dependent on medications.

Dr. Petraglia seeks to warn the unsuspecting public about the great pain Jack - a concept he developed to exemplify how the mind can be hijacked by a chronic pain condition. When medications are introduced to the mind without proper diagnosis and regard for their effects, the great pain Jack may ensue.

“It is my desire that by providing hope and inspiration, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic options, for those in chronic pain that an awareness campaign will generate enough momentum such that no one will fall victim to ‘the great pain Jack!" Dr. Petraglia says.

The self-help guide provides information relating to proper diagnosis and includes sketches and workbook-type questions in an effort to help the reader better understand their chronic pain condition. In this way, their physician can better diagnose their condition and treat it appropriately.

The book appeals to all ages and especially to those that suffer with chronic pain or have loved ones who suffer with chronic or acute pain.

“It is an essential guide to understanding how we all can be fooled or sidetracked by misdiagnoses or no diagnosis and belief that by taking medications, it can make your problems go away,” Dr. Petraglia says.

For more information, visit http://www.thegreatpainjack.com.

The Great Pain Jack: A Self-Help Mapping Tool to Assist You and Your Physician in Making an Accurate Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment Plan of Your Chronic or Acute Pain Condition.
By Dr John F. Petraglia
ISBN: 978-1-46856-871-4
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and GotPainDocs.com

About the author
Dr John F. Petraglia is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist practicing in Southern and the Central Valley of California. He shares his greater than 25 year experience of treating chronic and acute pain conditions through the eyes of a busy pain management provider. Dr. Petraglia attended medical school at the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center and performed his residency at the New York Hospital Cornell-Columbia Medical Center. He currently has an active practice in all aspects of pain management, is published in other medical journals and is involved in weekly (live and via the web) support group education known as “Checkity Check before You Wreckity Wreck” to help those who suffer in pain better understand the proper usage of medications.

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