We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief Lecture

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief

Regular Price:$14.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

If your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, you're not alone. One out of every three US adults lives with chronic pain - pain that can rob you of your vitality, confidence, friendships, intimacy, and even your will to live. But it doesn't have to be that way. That's why the experts at Mayo Clinic have teamed with The Great Courses to craft this research-based guide to pain relief and recovery.

In The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, Barbara K. Bruce, PhD., L.P., provides a tried-and-true framework for coping with chronic pain. Dr. Bruce's scientific explanations and biology-based suggestions can help you create a vibrant and fulfilling future for yourself, in spite of chronic pain.

Based on a scientific understanding of the causes of pain and behaviors that make pain better or worse, Dr. Bruce explains why opioids do not work for chronic non-cancer pain; how to empower yourself by developing appropriate "SMART" goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-limited; and how social support affects your physical health. You'll learn about the extraordinary complexities in your brain's interpretation and management of pain and the multifaceted relationships between pain and stress.

This course provides a practical guide for building an appropriate health care team and creating an individualized pain-management program with your physician that addresses the issues of physical stamina, stress management, social support, sleep, and mood. Dr. Bruce doesn't want you to wait for a cure or pain relief before you move back into your life. "I want you to begin living your life today", she says. And with this course, you'll be on your way.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2017 The Great Courses

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (22 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.9 (19 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.1 (17 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 04-06-17
    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 04-06-17 Member Since 2014

    Avid Listener of books at 1-1/2 times the normal speed. Trying to make up for all those boring high school teachers that could not reach me.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    84
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    205
    147
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good ideas for the chronic pain"

    I have had cancer so some of this did not apply. I am in chronic pain now with another disease, I hope this will help me with some relief.
    I found the info very informative if not a bit basic.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Josh 08-30-17
    Josh 08-30-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "For Chronic pain suffer's this is a must hear"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not pertinent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This lecture is the next best thing to actually attending Mayo's program in Rochester. It will undoubted help you with both understanding how chronic pain works and also help you line up some solutions that will help you for the rest of your life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Love to Read 06-08-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very Informative"

    I received more answers about how to handle chronic pain than in two decades of searching among multiple doctors.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Worthington 05-13-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very informative!"

    This was my first Great Course and it has made me want to listen to more of them. This was a Great use of my time.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.