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Guide to Body Pains: Prevention, Management and Cure

Meenal Kumar (Author) R. Kumar (Author)
Synopsis This book is unique and first of its kind that covers all aspects of different pains all over the body. Pain is the most complex human experience, but often a friendly warning symptom that cautions against any complacency in seeking diagnosis of treatment. An injury may cause pain and incapacitation and may over shadow different facets of life. This book covers body pains in a simple and lucid style and elaborates on the preventive aspects as well. The authors have thoroughly dealt with headaches and face pains and have given a good description of chest pain of different types and how to distinguish that from the heart attack. The chapter on backpain not only discusses about the causes of pain but also dwells upon the role of exercise and alternative medicines. The chapter on pelvic pain in especially meant to be read by women and has elicited causes and management of pain in the used phrases have been intermingled in this book to such public will benefit from reading the book. It is easy to read and understand for one and all. Thus it will be as much useful to a lay reader as to a general doctor. The authors have covered the subject in following 10 chapters: Pain is all Important: Learn to Manage it Fast; Headaches and Face pains: Who has not Suffered?; Chest Pains: Causes, Concerns, Remedies; Aches and Pains of Joints and Bones; Backache: A common Medical Problem; Pelvic Pains: Can Women Ignore Them?; Stress and Body Pains; Abdominal Pain: Common but not Trivial; Muscular Aches and Pains: Soft Tissue Injuries; Pain Management: Often Simple Things May Help; Appendix; Index.
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About the authors

Meenal Kumar

Dr. Mrs. Meenal Kumar, a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist at Chandigarh, is a sensitive, capable and caring physician for her patients. Her work represents the essence of healing, while destroying the myths and challenges associated with health problems. The book on menopause was her first and that was based upon personal sufferings and experiences of menopause as a patient, as well as a physician . Due to extreme distress of menopausal symptoms and problems borne by her person, she became disabled, which gave her new insight and new strength to offer power of healing to her patients about menopausal symptoms. In recognition of her dedication to the cause of women’s empowerment in general and menopause in particular, she was asked to head the first menopause clinic, set up at Chandigarh, in the year 2001, the year of women’s empowerment, which is now functioning at 232/Sector 16A, Chandigarh. She was born in the family of doctors at Agra and had her medical schooling (M.B.B.S.) at Kanpur. Later on she specialized in Gynaecology from Delhi University by passing DGO and MD. He total interest, hobbies, profession is summed up in care of her patients. She continues to serve her patients through her pen, as much as her touch and prescription. Her first book ‘Guide to Better Women’s Health after Menopause’ was highly admired.

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R. Kumar

Dr. R. Kumar is an accomplished writer, senior eye-specialist, eminent socio-medical scientist, diligent social worker, organizer par excellence and a noted public health educator of North India. He has been writing in English, Hindi and Punjabi. He has written on all aspects of health and has over 70 books to his credit. He has been writing regularly for the health columns of different newspapers e.g. The Tribune, The Indian Express, Danik Bhaskar, etc. Besides, he has organized several seminars and conferences to further the cause of medical science and to bolster the aspects of continuing medical education for the benefit of doctors in practice or in service. Born at Keorak (Haryana) on January 26, 1946, he worked at Nehru Hospital, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (PGI), Chandigarh from 1968-73. He had his early education at DAV College, Jalandhar (1961-63). He joined Govt. Medical College, Patiala and passed in flying colours (1963-68). Then he acquired his higher degree of specialization in Ophthalmology in 1971 from PGI, in first attempt. He had set up his own private modern Eye Clinic for consultation/treatment of patients, first in Sector 15 in the year 1974 and then shifted to Sector 16A in the year 1996, where he is now settled. He has been President/Secretary of several medical associations from time to time. He continues to organize seminars and CMEs for the benefit of doctors and health education and awareness programmes for the public.

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Bibliographic information

Title Guide to Body Pains: Prevention, Management and Cure
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176294780
length viii+224p., Figures; Tables; Appendices; Index; 23cm.