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Pain in Children & Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal
Two Pediatricians' Mind-Body Guide for Parents
Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD & Paul M. Zeltzer, MD
Comments by Professionals in Health Care
"…Impressed by comprehensiveness, accessibility and tone of this book. You treat readers with respect and give them a wealth of information, resources, strategies and coping techniques for themselves and their children."
Leah Ellenberg PhD, Neuropsychologist
"…Meets patients and families where they are at, hears their story, validates their pain… while stressing normalcy as a fundamental context. "
Gary Walco, PhD
“It shouldn’t be a pain to take proper care of pain in children. This book steers the reader to proper multimodal treatment for painful conditions.”
Chris Giza, MD, PhD, UCLA BrainSPORT Program
"…An accessible, compassionate resource for young people coping with chronic pain and their families. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a broad range of experts in the study and treatment of pediatric pain…presents up to date information to empower youth and families in making sound treatment decisions and developing the needed skills to manage chronic pain effectively."
Deirdre Logan, PhD
Director of Psychology Services, Division of Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
(Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)
"… A landmark in elucidating current thinking about the nature of chronic pain in children…perhaps more importantly provides a practical blueprint for making positive change to…seemingly intractable problems."
"…Well-organized, easy to read…many case studies bring clarity to the points that are being addressed. This should be a very useful and important guide for parents and practitioners."
Margaret Bauman, MD, Child Neurologist Harvard
"… Invaluable in providing parents and children with the tools they need to better understand the causes and treatment of their chronic pain."
David Ziering, MD
Assoc. Professor Pediatrics, Director, UCLA Pediatric IBD Center.
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
"All too often experts write about people in pain, this book is for people in pain.”
"A comprehensive, erudite…highly accessible resource for parents and young people struggling to make sense of living with pain. One needs a guide book…up-to-date, written in the right language, in tune with what people want. This is that guide book."
Christopher Eccleston, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology, University of Bath, UK. Director, Centre for Pain Research ‘Embodied: the psychology of physical sensation’ (Oxford University Press, 2016)
"Without a doubt, an absolute "must-have" for every pediatrician's office!"
Bruce Levine, PhD, ABPP, BCIA
"With clarity and insight… unpacks complexities of chronic pain in young people…vivid metaphors, clinical insight, up-to-date research, the go-to guide for parents and physicians."
Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria Australia
"Absolutely awesome! You two have nailed it! …comprehensive, easy to follow, informative... great resource for families and health care providers."
Diane Poladian, RPT
"…Beautiful and will be very helpful to patients' parents… and might work well for… mature patients themselves to read.
Celia deMayo, RPT
"Clearly reflects… extensive knowledge and detailed information on every aspect one confronts when experiencing chronic pain as the child or the parent… reflects extensive experience of working with this population, who face so many unanswered questions and concerns."
"A comprehensive look at the often-baffling circumstances related to chronic pain in children and teens… Outlines traditional medical and alternative treatment options that are the key to unlocking chronic pain conditions. Parents and their children will finally find hope and solutions in the pages that follow."
Karen Axelrod, MA, CST-D, CMT
"…Clear, up-to-date, research-based answers to just about any question one can think of. It even contains sample letters to send to teachers and friends explaining a child's pain. 'The Journey Back to Normal' will be an essential resource for parents and pediatric health care professionals."
"I used to keep a supply of the authors' 2005 book for … parents in individual, family, and group treatment. This 2016 book is even more comprehensive …in clinical use."
Carl von Baeyer
"'Pain in Children & Young Adults' is an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to understand pain and discover a path to a pain free life.
Program Director & Owner of Arena Fitness Training Centers
"My only regret is that Pain in Children and Young Adults wasn't released when I was a young adolescent dealing with the trials and tribulations of IBS. Every parent of a young one dealing with chronic pain needs to read this book! The lessons are invaluable."
Nutrition Director of Arena Fitness Training Centers
"This is a book that speaks well to both patients and healthcare workers”
Shahram Yazdani, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
"… A truly wonderful resource for parents and families coping with chronic pain! It provides families with a detailed explanation of numerous chronic pain conditions (including rare conditions), and helps them to get organized, find help, and better use and implement effective treatment strategies. Parents will particularly appreciate the spectacular illustrations, the important comments included from leading experts in the field, and the voices of children and parents to tell their own stories."
Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Washington
Associate Director, Center for Child Health Behavior and Development, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Comments by Our Patients
"The path to recovery is filled with twists and turns. Be honest and open toward identifying and resolving conflicts in the home that are contributing toward anxiety and pain in your child. Early-on in the road to recovery two very thoughtful physicians gave us some sage advice, 'Watch her Feet, Not her Lips.' We thank you LZ and PZ."
Patty and Jan
"This book is just as supportive as it is instructive, equipping parents with information from friendly, encouraging voices ……insider knowledge and techniques to the confusing world of medicine…stresses the importance of slowing down and taking a breath.
"I really like the way the book is laid out. Clear and easy to follow. The empathy and understanding that y'all offer felt really good to me as a parent with a kid who deals with pain. To know that someone else understands what I'm going through is extremely valuable."
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