Title: A Boomer’s Guide to Chronic Pain: The Ultimate Resource for Practical, Effective Advice on How to Live a Full and Active Life While Managing Chronic Pain.
Author: Dr. Michael J. Kaye
Publisher: BookWise Publishing
Soft Cover, 190 pages
Dr. Michael Kaye writes an excellent advice book for people with chronic pain. He eloquently tells the story of impact of chronic pain on the lives of the aging population and provides suggestions for overcoming the most dreadful components of debilitating painful conditions.
All pain isn’t the same. Pain management is different for each person who experiences pain. Some people find that injuries in their teen years come back to haunt them. Other people develop painful health conditions. Dr. Kaye’s step by step approach isn’t just his medical advice; he suffers from chronic pain too.
Readers may take the portions of advice and apply what they will as best they can to improve their quality of life. The advice explains the quickest way to resolve issues as they arise. Preparation and life style changes toward healthful living are essential to come to terms and live with chronic pain.
Gathering trusted health providers and a support network outside your immediate family is essential. While your loved ones do care, they can get burned out. Take your complaints to the proper place and develop a network of helpful professionals and support people who will keep the focus on improvement rather than the suffering.
Subjects covered in the book include: diet, exercise, energy, relationships, money management, fun, sex, work, and education which weaves into a comprehensive plan for individual pain management. Dr. Kaye presents each subject with real people, real life examples from his practice. He offers suggestions that improve life regardless of pain status.
I enjoyed Dr. Kaye’s no-nonsense style of writing. He explained the overall dilemma chronic pain suffers have with the medical system. Increasing pain medication may not always be the answer for patients but it takes most people a long time to figure out they aren’t getting their real needs met.
I highly recommend this book, not only for boomers but anyone who suffers or knows someone who suffers from chronic pain. Buy this book, read it, apply it and live better.