Diseases and Disorders: Chronic Pain: An Invisible Illness, 1st Edition

  • Kelly Gurnett
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534561951
  • ISBN-13: 9781534561953
  • DDC: 616
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Everyone has experienced pain at one point or another, but disorders such as fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis cause severe, long-term pain that can greatly limit a person's everyday activities. Because the cause of this pain is not visible, many people do not fully understand these disorders. This volume dispels the myths surrounding chronic pain to give readers a better understanding of the daily struggles people who suffer from it face. Informative sidebars and detailed infographics help young adults learn how to support a loved one who is dealing with an invisible illness or cope with their own chronic pain diagnosis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: What Makes Chronic Pain Different?.
1: Understanding Chronic Pain.
2: Chronic Pain Conditions.
3: The Effects of Chronic Pain.
4: Treating Chronic Pain.
5: The Trouble with “Invisible Illnesses”.
6: Hope for the Future.
Organizations to Contact.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.