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This book was written by the past president of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a former assistant professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and former associate professor of physiology at University of Maryland, School of Dental Surgery, Nelson Hendler, MD, MS. This book is a revised and updated version of a book which sold 50,000 copies in hardback and paperback.
With his first book “Coping With Chronic Pain” in 1979, Dr. Hendler explained the latest treatments and techniques for dealing with pain and answers that old question of what to do when the doctor says to you “go home and forget it – it’s all in your head”.
In 1981, Dr. Hendler wrote as a text book, “Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Management of Chronic Pain”. This book was used in a several hospitals and universities around the country such as Purdue University, Cornell College School Of Medicine and the University Of California San Diego. Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Management of Chronic Pain was translated into Japanese and Spanish.
As a logical progression, in 1982 Dr. Hendler published the book, “Diagnosis And Treatment Of Chronic Pain” as a practical approach in dealing with chronic pain. Written by clinicians who employ the wealth of clinical experience, the book provides the various types of treatments available to treat chronic pain patients.
In 1986, when Dr. Hendler was the psychiatric consultant to the Chronic Pain Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, many of the patients there asked how to deal with their chronic pain. To address these questions, Dr. Hendler published the book, the same year, entitled “How to Cope With Chronic Pain”. As a result of over 50,000 copies being sold that year, a second printing was made and endorsed by US Senator, Robert Dole, where he wrote, “This is bound to be a standard text for years to come.”
Today and available to all, Dr. Hendler has revised “How to Cope With Chronic Pain” and is providing it as a eBook, available through this site @ $9.25. As a 2015 revision, this book explains why 40%- 80% of patients are misdiagnosed and how to get a correct diagnosis using DMPDiagnostics.com pain questionnaire.