Living beyond Pain
A Holistic Approach to Manage Pain and Get Your Life Back
If you are one of the 100 million Americans living with chronic pain, there is hope.
In Living beyond Pain, a physician and a therapist offer a whole-person approach to pain management, addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of pain and providing alternative strategies that don't rely on opioids. Through education, pain triumph stories, daily guided cognitive activity, and as-needed pain rescue techniques, you can reprogram your neurologic pathways, increase functioning, and experience improvement in your symptoms. If you suffer from pain, this book offers real, research-based hope that there are better days ahead.
"Opioids are killing more Americans than war or crime. Dr. Linda Mintle and Dr. James Kribs have teamed up to help people cope with pain without addiction to opioids by using clinically tested alternatives. Some books about opioids sound the fire alarm. This one is the fire truck coming to put out the fire."--Mike Huckabee, governor of Arkansas, 1996-2007; host of Huckabee on TBN; Fox News contributor; bestselling author; speaker
"Our nation is being ravaged by opioid abuse. Living beyond Pain addresses alternative ways to manage chronic pain and avoid destructive opioid addiction. This is an essential resource at just the right time, educating sufferers and caregivers alike regarding how to deal with pain in healthy ways and move away from the tragic national impact of opioid abuse."--Benjamin S. Carson Sr., MD
Linda S. Mintle, PhD, is a national speaker, blogger, radio host, and bestselling author of twenty books. With nearly thirty years of clinical practice as a therapist and coach, her current clinical and academic efforts are being directed toward the development of an interprofessional approach to pain management given the present opioid crisis and the need for nonpharmacological approaches to deal with people in chronic pain. She lives in Virginia.
James W. Kribs, DO, is a practicing physician. Board-certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine with a subspecialty in pain medicine, his clinical practice focus includes osteopathic manipulative medicine, manual sports medicine, medical orthopedics, and interventional pain management. Additionally, Dr. Kribs has served on the academic faculty of two medical schools, and is involved nationally in advancing osteopathic medicine curriculum initiatives. He lives in Virginia.
"Opioids are killing more Americans than war or crime. We know the problem, but is there a solution? After all, the reason a lot of Americans take opioids is to deal with real pain. It's just that the 'cure' has become worse than the malady! Dr. Linda Mintle and Dr. James Kribs have teamed up to help people cope with pain without addiction to opioids by using clinically tested alternatives. Some books about opioids sound the fire alarm. This one is the fire truck coming to put out the fire."
Mike Huckabee, governor of Arkansas, 1996-2007; host of Huckabee on TBN; Fox News contributor; bestselling author; speaker
"Our nation is being ravaged by opioid abuse. Living beyond Pain addresses alternative ways to manage chronic pain and avoid destructive opioid addiction. This is an essential resource at just the right time, educating sufferers and caregivers alike regarding how to deal with pain in healthy ways and move away from the tragic national impact of opioid abuse."
Benjamin S. Carson Sr., MD
"Pain is a part of the human condition and always will be, this side of heaven. Pain can drain us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It can take us to the point where we are ready to give up on life completely. How can we get beyond the crippling effects of pain and move to a place of peace by learning to live with pain? This powerfully impacting and tender book will teach hurting people how to do just that. Don't give up! Learn how to walk through life with the companion of pain."
Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated talk show host, author
"The healing of any malady--pain not the least--will emerge for an individual in a deep and sustainable way only in the presence of profound empathy, helpful information, and practical intervention. With Living Beyond Pain, Linda Mintle and James Kribs have given us all three. At a time when our society is drowning in the quicksand of pain with few comprehensive offerings to provide trustworthy assistance, this book arrives, providing hope and confidence that pain no longer has to be the primary author of your story. For the pain sufferer who longs to flourish rather than merely survive, I can think of no better place to start."
Curt Thompson, MD; psychiatrist; author, The Soul of Shame and Anatomy of the Soul
"Being a professional baseball player didn't make me immune from pain. From personal experience, I know all too well the need to help people off opioids yet still manage their pain. These authors are the real deal. They know what they are talking about and can help you with your pain. It's a must-add to your personal library."
Darryl Strawberry, former MLB player, evangelist
"Our nation's military and veteran populations are highly impacted by America's ongoing opioid epidemic. These selfless servants experience high levels of trauma and injury resulting in chronic pain, particularly among our returning warriors who often need significant pain management measures during recovery and beyond. Living beyond Pain is a true gift to these warriors and their caregivers, training them to achieve effective pain management without the risk of devastating opioid addiction."
Robert F. Dees, retired major general, US Army; president, Resilience Consulting; author, Resilience God Style
"This fine work by experts outlining approaches to pain management is sure to help patients, families, and professionals confront the challenges of pain and implement effective evidence-based solutions that are well-established in the medical sciences and behavioral health."
Chad Brands, MD, pioneering hospitalist, academic health systems executive
"Physical, mental, and emotional pain are bad enough, but even more tragic is the devastation of addiction. As a former addict, I am committed to an all-out war against opioid addiction in America. I strongly endorse Living beyond Pain, a resource that provides healthy alternatives to the over-subscribed and dangerous opioids that put all of us at risk. We must eliminate this threat to Americans everywhere. There is a better way!"
Michael J. Lindell, inventor and CEO, MyPillow; founder, Lindell Recovery Network
"This book embraces the growing epidemic of people with legitimate chronic pain from a variety of medical causations. The authors offer a menu of solutions to ease the suffering of these patients who want help, not addiction."
Michael Lyles, MD
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