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The Challenge of Pain

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Description for The Challenge of Pain Paperback. Pain has many valuable functions. It can be a warning or force us to rest our bodies. This book examines various facets of pain: the psychological and clinical aspects, the physiological evidence, the major theories of pain and the developments in its control. Num Pages: 368 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: MMBP; VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 128 x 25. Weight in Grams: 280.

Pain has many valuable functions. It can be a warning or force us to rest our bodies. Yet most ongoing chronic pain, such as unrelenting backache or headache, has no discernable cause and diminishes countless lives.

Over the years a scientific revolution has taken place in chronic pain research and therapy. A major catalyst for this was the introduction of the ‘gate theory’ by Professor Ronald Melzack and Professor Patrick D. Wall, which argued that pain is a unified stream of experience generated by the brain, incorporating a whole host of psychological functions. Their now-classic book, with ... Read more

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About Patrick Wall
Ronald Melzack is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McGill University. After receiving his Ph.D. from McGill, he carried out research at the University of Oregon Medical School, the University of Pisa and University College London. Patrick D. Wall (1925 - 2001) was Professor Emeritus at the University of London. After receiving his medical degree from Oxford, he worked at ... Read more

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