• A Day Without Pain: Revised and Updated
Pain and its management (or mismanagement) is one of the most important and urgent issues facing society today. Millions are afflicted with pain and it is the most frequent reason Americans seek medical attention each year. According to research published in Pain Physician Journal (2006), 90 percent of people in the US receiving treatment for pain are prescribed opiate medication. Of that number, 18 to 41 percent had opiate abuse/addiction problems. We also know that at least eighty billion dollars is spent for pain relief in the US each year a significant amount of that is for prescription medications. What is harder to quantify is the emotional cost to family systems when one or more members suffer with a chronic pain condition. More than 50 million people in the US suffer from long-lasting pain that persists for months or years. Twenty-two percent of primary care patients report being in pain; 83 million adults reveal that pain affects their participation in an activity; 4.5 million patients die in pain each year; and 26 percent of nursing home residents experience daily pain. Pain is a worldwide pandemic with no end in sight. That's why this book was written. A Day without Pain reviews the physical and psychological problems associated with pain, as well as ways to assess and treat pain. It examines methods for chronic pain treatment in a comprehensive, holistic manner, without the use of narcotic/opiate/pain killers, so that optimal health and function can be restored.

“With the dramatic increase in prescription opioid abuse, managing pain and addiction—particularly for people in recovery—has become a major medical issue in our society. Mel Pohl is addiction medicine’s leader in this complex area. He has provided guidelines that improve clinical outcomes and decrease consequences for these multi-problem patients. His book will be valuable reading for all in our field who deal with the complex issue of pain and addiction.”
David E. Smith, MD
Founder of Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics of San Francisco
Past President of American Society of Addiction Medicine
Chief of Addiction Medicine Newport Academy
Author of Unchain Your Brain

“Suffering is optional! A Day without Pain offers this timely message to those with chronic pain (and their physicians). Dr. Pohl illuminates the approach to the chronic pain patient and shows us the medical, psychological, and chemical dependency issues that must be addressed in these individuals. As a practitioner on the ‘firing line’ treating chronic pain patients, I heartily recommend A Day without Pain to anyone suffering with this mysterious illness, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends.”
Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM
Back and Pain Center
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan


"A Day without Pain is based on the principle of 'physician heal thyself.' "Dr. Pohl 'walks the walk' and 'talks the talk' of a drug-free approach to chronic pain management. This refreshing approach to a huge problem is long overdue and will benefit thousands of patients who suffer from chronic pain."
Harrry L. Haroutunian, MD
Physican Director, Residential Treatment
Licensed Professional Program and Clinical Diagnostic Evaluations
Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, California

"In A Day without Pain, Mel Pohl explores the experience of chronic painfrom its complex multi-faceted causes to its often devastating effect on lives. Most importantly, through the stories of his patients, he illustrates routes to recovering from chronic pain's disabling impact. Dr. Pohl's compassionate, holistic, gounded, and honest approach to treating pain and its emotional and behavioral consequences shines though this book. I highly recommend A Day without Pain for anyone suffering from chronic pain or watching a loved one suffer."
Jodie A. Trafton, PhD
Research Health Science Specialist
VA Palo Alto Center for Health Care Evaluation
Assistant Clinical Professor (affiliated), Stanford University
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

"If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain or chronic pain syndrome, please read this wonderful book. Dr. Mel Pohl combines all of the helpful elementsa very personal investment, a research perspective, and that of a compassionate healer. As someone diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I can only wish that Dr. Pohl had years ago been available to me as a teacher and a physician."
Cardwell C. Nuckols, MA, PhD
Internationally recognized expert in behavioral medicine and addictions treatment
Longwood, Florida
Author of Healing an Angry Heart


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