The Other Side Of The Desk is story about a chronic pain specialist (author, Stuart Donaldson, PhD) who became a chronic pain patient and his advice for chronic pain suffers. Dr. Donaldson is a world-renowned chronic pain specialist, and he invites the reader into his journey through the medical system with his family and friends and through his emotional and spiritual health after he experienced chronic pain himself. After a fall on ice, his pain spread, and he was diagnosed with many different disorders, operated on, and invited into many different intervention practices. Having had this unfortunate and debilitating experience, Dr. Donaldson, learned about the best practices and alternative treatments, and he developed a treatment plan for his chronic pain patients in Calgary, Canada that is based upon his unique and intimate experiences with pain. This book is written for chronic pain sufferers who want to approach their recovery more compassionately, personally, and holistically.
Table Of Contents
Introduction from the Author
Chapter 1: My Accident
Chapter 2: Background
Chapter 3: After The Accident
Chapter 4: Pain – The First Six Months
Chapter 5: From Acute to Chronic Pain – The Chronology
Chapter 6: From Acute to Chronic Pain – Psychological Factors
Chapter 7: Medicine
Chapter 8: Drugs
Chapter 9: Psychologists
Chapter 10: The Brain
Chapter 11: Alternative Treatments (To Drugs and Surgery)
Chapter 12: Reducing the Pain –Taking Control of Your Life
Chapter 13: What Is Chronic Benign Pain?
Chapter 14: How Did I Develop Chronic Pain?
Chapter 15: The Conclusion
All net proceeds of this book benefit ISNR – Research Foundation – a non-profit organization.