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"Dr. Cady, I had the chance to finish reading PAINDEMIC® while driving across the plains with my young adult children and spouse on our way to a rocky mountain ski trip. It was wonderful to share your insights with my fourth year medical student, about to be first year physical therapy student and college freshman. At some point, we will all likely encounter an episode of severe pain. Now is the time to learn practical methods to manage pain, to effectively and proactively navigate the healthcare system and to embrace the antiPAIN lifestyle!
The book somehow went missing at the end of the family trip. However, I have a good idea who is currently reading it. Many thanks for sharing your excellent work!”
—Patrick H. Luetmer, M.D., Neuroradiologist, Rochester, Minnesota
“PAINDEMIC® is a book equally important for people in pain, health care professionals, and health care policy-makers. If you have persisting pain, you know that you need expert knowledge of this. If you are a health professional, you know it is the most common reason for patient visits, and a huge gap in professional education. Dr. Cady provides you with evidence-based information intending to compel you to change. She clearly points to the multifaceted nature of pain, asking us all to consider the manner in which we understand pain, and the manner in which we treat people with it. Given the personal costs to 20% of our populations, and financial cost to health care agencies and society in general, we really should be considering this a PAINDEMIC®.”
—Neil Pearson, Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada, www.lifeisnow.ca
"Perhaps the greatest challenge with this book is figuring out who to recommend it to because every healthcare provider, patient with chronic pain, individual with a loved one in chronic pain, health insurance worker, and politician needs to read it. At this point the severity of the opioid epidemic ravaging our country is lost on no one, and thus the urgency of the actionable information found in this book can not be overstated. Written by a physician who has walked the walk, both as an individual who has suffered from chronic pain and as a provider who has worked tirelessly to come alongside others who are suffering, this book provides an extraordinary insight into the pain experience and medical system. For health care providers the text is full of revealing challenges and actionable solutions we face in this modern day medical industrialized complex. For patients there is plain language explanations of many common chronic pain disorders and corresponding treatments, with no nonsense information to help guide decision making for those searching for a solution in the profit driven maze that is our sick care system. At once honest and unsettling yet hopeful and actionable this publication is a needed resource for everyone somehow involved in the escalating chronic pain problem here in the United States."
—Jeff Moore, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, CERT-SMT, Colorado
Melissa Cady, D.O. is an osteopathic physician certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She writes her own blogs and articles and presents on various health and pain topics to small and large audiences. Dr. Cady can relate to her own subject matter, as she has endured and managed her own chronic pain. Her strong desire to overcome it has made her a passionate patient advocate for optimizing health through rational means while minimizing excessive and unnecessary medical interventions.