To Cure Sometimes, To Relieve Often, And to Comfort Always.
What moment in time do you decide you need to see a doctor? When do you seek the best help available to rid yourself of constant or intense pain?
When It Hurts: Inside a Pain Management Doctor’s Practice, takes readers behind the scenes of a pain management practice and the treatments available to those suffering from chronic pain. Through the recounting of true stories When It Hurts reveals the drama, challenges, and successful outcomes of treating patients afflicted with common pain diseases; with the nation’s growing opioid crisis serving as backdrop throughout.
Dr. Sabrina Shue is an interventional pain management specialist in practice for twenty years. Using simple language and actual patient cases, Dr. Shue explains the physiology and pathology of pain and diseases, and shares treatment options for common ailments, such as back pain, neck pain, shingles, sciatica, and fibromyalgia.
The national opioid crisis has laid bare the issue of addiction and how it impacts all aspects of family, society, and the medical profession. Dr. Shue sheds light upon the different ways she manages problematic patients, the growing trend of doctor shopping, and the impact of the opioid black market on patients and doctors alike.
Dr. Shue also discusses her personal experiences and thoughts on navigating the current health care system, the impact on patients, and the struggles physicians face; including the challenges posed by our insurance system, the difficult path patients traverse throughout their treatment, and the precipitous increase of physician burn out.
Throughout the book, readers will appreciate the special bonds formed between Dr. Shue and her patients, and the life lessons that she has learned while assisting her patients in navigating the proper treatments for addressing their chronic conditions through the maze that is our modern healthcare system.
When It Hurts gives the inside track on what happens in a pain management office, with instructive information on common pain diseases. Ultimately, Dr. Shue takes us on a compassionate journey through patient stories; to understand pain, hope, struggle, joy, humility, failure, and successful life outcomes.
Dr. Sabrina Shue is donating all her profits from this book to Operation Smile.