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AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME A practical guide to getting on with your life Dr Chris Jenner PRICE EXTENT BINDING FORMAT ISBN PUB DATE

£9.99 192 pages Paperback 215 x 135 mm 978-1-84528-467-1 24th June 2011




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KEY FACTS • It is estimated that fibromyalgia myofascial pain syndrome affects nearly 1 in 20 people across the globe. In England and Wales, there could be up to 1.76 million adults with fibromyalgia (NHS stats) • In the US there are between 3 and 10 million sufferers KEY POINTS • A practical, accessible and down to earth new series written by expert author and pain specialist Dr Chris Jenner • The series is emphatically patient focussed, showing people how they can manage their condition, regain some control, become an expert patient and achieve improved quality of life ongoing • An opportunity to address a very large and prevalent disease which is now beginning to be taken more seriously • Addresses the real and most pressing difficulties suffered by patients – the contents are based on FAQs from patients • There is a website to accompany the books • Joins our rheumatoid arthritis book popular self help guide for sufferers DR CHRIS JENNER has studied for many years in the field of pain medicine and works with sufferers of these and other chronic pain conditions in his roles as consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and as Director of London Pain Consultants. CONTENTS PART I: FIBROMYALGIA – THE BASICS PART II: INTRODUCTION TO MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME PART III: LIVING WITH FIBROMYALGIA AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME


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Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. The name comes from three Latin words: 'fibro' meaning fibrous tissues, such as tendons and ligaments 'my' meaning muscles 'algia' meaning pain. However, the pain of fibromyalgia does not just affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons, but is felt all over the body. It results in widespread pain and extreme tiredness.

FIBROMYALGIA AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYMDROME - FULL CONTENTS ISBN 978-1-84528-467-1 PART I: FIBROMYALGIA – THE BASICS 1. What is fibromyalgia? 2. How common is fibromyalgia? 3. Who is affected by fibromyalgia? 4. Fibromyalgia – the key symptoms 5. Related medical problems 6. What causes fibromyalgia? 7. How is fibromyalgia diagnosed? 8. Conditions with similar symptoms 9. Fibromyalgia – The aggravating factors 10. The top 7 fibromyalgia myths PART II: INTRODUCTION TO MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME 11. What is myofascial pain syndrome? 12. How common in myofascial pain syndrome and who does it affect? 13. Myofascial pain syndrome – the symptoms 14. What causes myofascial pain? 15. Diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome 16. Triggers and aggravating factors 17. MPS and fibromyalgia PART III: LIVING WITH FIBROMYALGIA AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME 18. Physical, emotional and psychological impact 19. Impact on relationships 20. Acceptance

21. Staying positive and taking control 22. What friends and family need to know and how they can help 23. Finding a doctor who understands PART IV: TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR FIBROMYALGIA AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME 24. Treatment options 25. Medications and contraindications 26. Pain reduction methods 27. Alternative remedies and treatments 28. Cognitive behavioural therapy 29. Lifetsyle changes 30. Diet 31. Exercise 32. Posture 33. Sleep and fatigue 34. Stress management 35. How to beat brain fog 36. Dealing with IBS 37. Keeping a journal PART V: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 38. Work issues 39. Disability 40. Pregnancy 41. Weight gain 42. Travelling 43. Parenting issues 44. Support 45. Medico-legal implications

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome