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Pain Management Resources

CD's

Guided Mindfulness Meditation

4 practice CD’s, Series 1
Jon Kabat Zinn
Amazon Link

Mindfulness Meditation for Pain relief Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Amazon Link

Workbooks

Managing Pain Before It Manages You – Third Edition

Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH
Amazon Link

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook – Fifth Edition

A New Harbinger Self-help Workbook
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Home Biofeedback and Relaxation

Relaxation CD's

Relaxation cd’s with music, sounds, or narration can be found at bookstores, music stores, department store kiosks and on the internet (just Google relaxation). Two sites that offer biofeedback resources, including books and cd’s are:

E-Z Air

E-Z air is a computer application that can assist your breathing rate and pattern to allow initiation of proper relaxation responses. Go to www.BFE.org and click on “download E-Z air plus”. The Stens Breath Metronome is another application from Stens Corporation.

Emwave or StressEraser

Emwave or StressEraser are similar products, and provide a compact tool for monitoring and training heart rate variability, the key indicator for the body’s relaxation response. Check out www.heartmath.com for the emwave unit, or go to http://stresseraser.com.

Software Programs

There are two PC based programs that are designed to aid relaxation by helping you activate your parasympathetic nervous system through proper breathing and cognitive focusing techniques:

  • HeartMath’s emwave PC uses finger or earlobe sensors to measure heart rate variability.
  • The Wild Divine’s Healing Rhythms (www.wilddivine.com) measures skin conductance response, another measure of the body’s relaxation process, in addition to heart rate variability.

Hand Temperature Training Units

Stens Corporation and Bio-Medical both have hand temperature training units. The ability to increase your skin temperature is a good indicator that you are initiating a relaxation response.

Additional Links

International Spine and Pain Institute - Free information for patients and therapists.

American Academy of Pain Medicine – 847-375-4731 Search: Find a physician

American Academy of Pain Management – 209-533-9744 Search: Find a pain professional

American Chronic Pain Association – 800-533-3231

American Pain Foundation

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Search: Physiatrists

Chronic Pain Support Group

National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain

National Pain Foundation

Pain.com

StopPain.org - Website of NY Beth Israel Hospital

The Pain Clinic

Chronic Pain Care - Workbook and other resources for persons with pain

CARF website Provider list For drug addiction issues related to Pain Management search Behavioral Health, Outpatient Treatment, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Behavioral Health: Detoxification - Alcohol and Other Drugs.

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