Ursula Werneke about "Pain - why?"

Chronic pain is one of the biggest and most vexing challenges in medicine. In the face of chronic pain, we often experience an overwhelming sense of helplessness and hopelessness. Chronic pain can lead to stigma, when becoming intertwined with real or assumed mental ill-health or opiate addiction.

Ben van Cranenburgh’s book “Pain – why” takes a fresh view on chronic pain, allowing us to rethink chronic pain and its treatment in a more constructive and optimistic way. Immensely readable and practical, “Pain-why” is an indispensable guide towards modern pain management for clinicians and sufferers alike.

 Ursula Werneke, MD, MSc, FRCPsych