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Topic: Suggest books on dealing with chronic pain/back pain?

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Subject: Suggest books on dealing with chronic pain/back pain?
Date Posted: 4/11/2007 11:58 AM ET
Member Since: 4/10/2007
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I know it's a bit of a long shot, but asking a bunch of fellow bookworms has to be the best way to go, right? :-)

I have a severe chronic back pain problem, and wondered if any of you happen to have read any books about dealing with chronic pain and/or with back problems.

Many thanks in advance if you can recommend any good ones!

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Date Posted: 4/15/2007 5:02 AM ET
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I would suggest any book that deals with pain and the mind. Authors include: Caroline Myss, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Candace Pert, etc...
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Date Posted: 4/18/2007 3:25 PM ET
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Ah! Thank you so much, Raine, you've jogged my memory. I'd forgotten the name Caroline Myss entirely! I once had a video of her speaking... you're right, I should look for her work and for Louise L. Hay, had forgotten that name too.

Thanks so much for jogging my memory! It's been a rusty thing lately. :-)

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Date Posted: 4/19/2007 10:21 PM ET
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If we all work together, we're like one giant collective mind! lol

You're welcome! :o) 

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Date Posted: 4/20/2007 4:47 AM ET
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I got this today, and it struck me as profound:

"Everything is as you perceive it to be. Period."

~ Abraham-Hicks
Ashland, OR workshop. 5-16-00

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Date Posted: 5/10/2007 8:40 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/15/2007 2:51 AM ET
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If you are looking for a book on coping with chronic illness/pain in general (not how to get rid of pain) the book "Celebrate Life:  New Attiudes for Living with Chronic Illness" is excellent. 

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Date Posted: 6/19/2007 4:00 PM ET
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hm... ive read a couple on fibromyalgia, but i have yet to find one worth recommending. im just about to start one, hope it's good *fingers crossed*

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Date Posted: 7/29/2007 12:25 AM ET
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We are starting a new topic on this forum dealing with chronic pain.  We thought it would be a great idea to have a place where people can go to ask questions, vent frustrations and generally support each other.  It has been started by Sherry N. and is titled chronic pain.  If you would like to get involved we would love to have you!

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