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"Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide" offers a practical program for coping with chronic pain. Dr. Steven W. Pollard appraises the current methods for managing chronic pain and presents his program for a down-to-earth, flexible menu of coping strategies for fellow sufferers of chronic pain. Walking step-by-step through the stages of pain from denial, anger, bartering, and depression to acceptance, Dr. Pollard leads the sufferer gently on the route towards a clear and simple set of guidelines to enable them to live with, cope with, and take control of their own lives in the midst of chronic pain. In approximately August of 2008, he began developing his own severe chronic lower back pain and suffered with it for the next three years. His experience with severe chronic pain gave him the impetus to develop a program to help him cope with the pain. While he still has some severe pain, he has regained new purpose in his life to help others learn how to cope with their pain. With his professional training in treating severe chronic pain and the added advantage of experiencing severe pain himself, he was able to develop the effective method for managing chronic pain. Now he presents both his story and his methods in hopes of helping others overcome their suffering and build new lives.