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Beating Chronic Pain: A Guide for Teens is written for adolescents with chronic health conditions or chronic pain. This booklet describes chronic pain, possible causes and how the nervous system works.
Sections provide encouragement for positive coping mechanisms, including going to school, adequate sleep, exercise, medication options, relaxation and fun.
The reader will learn how to take charge of pain and how to set goals and priorities.
This booklet contains:
Benefits of This Booklet to Your Patient
Experiencing chronic pain is debilitating to anyone suffering from it. For teenagers it can be especially challenging, as it may interfere with their education, social development and overall outlook on life. This booklet can help them overcome these challenges.
The booklet consists of these sections to guide the reader through learning:
Your patient is going through a difficult time in life. Help him or her with the guidance and encouragement offered in this booklet.
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