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Cope With Pain-Parts 1 & 2


by Stephen R. Levitt, MD, PhD

     A three hour audio educational program (MP3 format compatible with both PC and MAC) written and narrated by an expert in the field and created for patients with chronic or recurrent pain.

This program teaches the essentials for understanding chronic pain and describes, in detail, what decisions and actions may be taken by patients with chronic pain to help them better manage this complex problem.  Over the years, the information in this course has been used by thousands of chronic pain patients. This course can help reduce confusion and frustration, improve self-reliance and doctor-patient communication, and lead to a higher quality of life while living with chronic pain.

Author: Since 1979 Stephen R. Levitt, MD, PhD has been a leading researcher and clinician in the field of pain education, evaluation and management.  In addition to many scientific publications in the clinical literature, Dr. Levitt authored the highly successful 7 ½ hour audio training course for clinicians entitled “The Chronic Pain Patient: Theory, Evaluation and Treatment.”  Dr. Levitt created the widely used computerized evaluation and management tool for pain, The Chronic Pain Battery™ and directed the research program leading to the development of the widely used The TMJ Scale.™  

From 1979 to 1998 Dr. Levitt was a clinical faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.  He served as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and for 18 years was the psychiatric consultant to the UNC Clinical Pain Program.  His years of experience in trying to help patients with chronic pain are reflected in this course.  Dr. Levitt is a former member of the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain.  In addition to private practice, research and authorship, over the years Dr. Levitt has served as consultant to clinicians in many fields including medicine, dentistry and psychology.



Part 1 What You Should Know and What You Can Do (     (((((    (    

(1 1/2 hours)

  • The problem of chronic pain
  • A typical example
  • History and extent of the problem
  • A multidimensional problem
  • Physical, psychological, social and behavioral factors
  • Definition of pain
  • Disorders associated with pain
  • Physical versus "imaginary" pain
  • Acute versus chronic pain
  • Pain measurement
  • What determines your level of pain and suffering
  • Physiologic basis of pain
  • Naturally occurring pain killers
  • The problems of drug misuse and abuse
  • How chronic pain can affect you
  • The problems you can get into
  • Chronic pain and depression
  • The time course of chronic pain
  • Grieving
  • Some thoughts about your doctors
  • Drugs to avoid
  • Your evaluation-
  • What to expect when you are referred
  • How chronic pain affects behavior
  • How to reduce pain behaviors and
    increase well behaviors
  • How to increase your activity level
  • How to use medications properly
  • Stress- chronic and recent


Part 2 Treatments, Doctors and Pain Clinics-Do You Need One? ((

(1 1/2 hours)



  • Developing a comprehensive plan
  • What you should expect from your doctor
  • What your doctor will expect from you Working together
  • Setting realistic treatment goals
  • Your relationship with your doctor
  • Reorienting your thinking about chronic pain
  • Stopping inappropriate medications
  • Medications by-the-clock
  • Identify pain behaviors and change them
  • Exercise and be active using a quota system
  • How to manage stress
  • Self help steps you can take
  • Medications review
  • How to use medications properly
  • Narcotics and addiction
  • Antiinflammatory drugs
  • Sedatives and hypnotics
  • Major tranquilizers
  • Antidepressants
  • Nerve blocks
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Hypnosis
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Pain clinics and pain centers
  • Do you need a pain clinic?
  • What to expect from a pain clinic
  • Costs
  • Cautions
Note: When you purchase this audio program you will be able to download and save it. It is compatible with a variety of audio players including Windows Media Player, Quicktime, itunes or any standard MP3 playback device. .


The contents of the MP3 download "Cope with Pain-Parts 1 & 2" by Stephen R. Levitt, MD, PhD is copyright Pain Resource Center, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

Also please note that because this program is not returnable, when you place an order the sale is final and not refundable.


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