Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood (Paperback)
From a renowned expert in the field, a parent's guide to managing their child's chronic pain—to give back normal life to the 1 in 5 children for whom pain is a serious problem. A child's chronic pain undermines school performance and social and emotional health, erodes finances, and devastates the family.
This book reveals what parents can do to alleviate their child's pain on a daily basis. Dr. Zeltzer's clinic is renowned for treatment of pediatric pain stemming from headaches, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome; fibromyalgia, and more, via a multidisciplinary approach including specialists in psychiatry, hypnotherapy, yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, and others. Based on more than 30 years study, Dr. Zeltzer offers ways to take control of the pain and ultimately become pain-free. She explains how to tell if the pain has become chronic, soothe the nervous system, reactivate the body's natural pain control mechanisms, which medications are most effective, breathing, muscle relaxation and visualization techniques, how to reduce parents' guilt and much more.
It is never too late to treat pain in children, no matter how long it has lasted, says Dr. Zeltzer. Her book offers help and hope to families desperately in need.
“An important, compassionate book...”
“Parents! If you hava child in pain, read this book. There is hope.”
“...an outstanding book for parents of children and adolescents with chronic pain. I recommend it highly.”
“...a valuable and important book that will be appreciated by every family struggling with a child in pain.”
“...reassuring and informative. Parents will gain hope when they discover the many available treatment options.”
“I hope Dr. Zeltzer continues to do subjective research on yoga so that the young generation regains freedom from pain...”
“A wonderful book! Dr. Zeltzer’s approach is loving, respectful, upbeat, and best of all - successful.”
“...a must-read for any patient with chronic pain.”
“Now [Dr. Zeltzer’s] wisdom is available to all.”
“This is an amazingly caring, competent, and useful book. It opens your mind but also your heart...”
“All [Dr. Zeltzer’s] work has resulted in real solutions for children and their parents.”
“One of the few [books] for laypeople on chronic pain in children.”
“Informative, practical, and well written.”