1st edition 2016
160 pages
46 illustrations
Softcover, 14,8 x 21 cm
ISBN 978-3-943324-61-7
published 7/2016
EUR 22,00 inkl. Mwst.

Ben van Cranenburgh

Pain – why? – A guide for people with pain

Pain is more common than you think. Estimates based on research show that an astonishing 20% of people suffer from pain more or less regularly. Apparently many do not report their complaint, and if they do, the cause often remains unclear.

Yet there is pain. The pain-alarm system seems to be imperfect. Just like any alarm system, it may trigger a false alarm, seemingly defeating its purpose, or even turning itself against us.

Medicine offers us drugs, blockades and surgery, from which many people with pain can benefit. But, to be honest, things also go wrong quite often. Results of medical treatment of chronic pain are modest at best. People with inexplicable and untreatable pain are still dismissed as ‘mentally disturbed’, ‘a grumbler’ or ‘play acting’. In the context of our current insights into pain, this is frivolous and well behind the times. It is about time to bring into practice some new pain concepts and models.

Translation from Dutch into English by Baz van Cranenburgh

Dieses Buch des Autors ist auch in deutscher Übersetzung erhältlich.

Ben van Cranenburgh
Schmerz – Warum?

Ein Leitfaden für Menschen mit Schmerz

ISBN 978-3-944551-09-8, HIPPOCAMPUS VERLAG