Validate Your Pain!

Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up

by Allan F. Chino Ph.D. Corinne Dille Davis, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/20/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781418452520

About the Book

Individuals with chronic pain suffer not only from the torment of physical pain, but also from a healthcare system that, through ignorance, arrogance, and greed, further abuses them. Written in plain English by pain specialists, Validate Your Pain! Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up (3rd Edition) tells the inside story of a healthcare system gone awry and of how individuals with chronic pain pay the price in terms of physical, emotional, and financial suffering.

But it goes further. Validate Your Pain! helps the reader to transcend validation and move toward empowerment and recovery from the bonds of chronic pain by providing practical, step-by-step advice for successfully maneuvering through the healthcare minefield. No other book takes on these important and controversial issues. Validate Your Pain! does.

 “...I urge all pain patients and professionals to hear the message of Validate Your Pain! This courageous book is right on target and shows the way to compassionate care of the future...NOW!  There is nothing else even close to this book on the market.”

...Patti Wright, Leader and Founder,
Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group
Henderson, Nevada

About the Author

Allan F. Chino, Ph.D., ABPP is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology and Past President of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. He set up two and directed three CARF-accredited pain rehabilitation programs in northern California and Oregon. Currently in private practice near Portland, Oregon, Dr. Chino was elected to the Board of Directors of the Oregon Psychological Association. He also serves on the Oregon Pain Management Commission which is charged with identifying and providing the legislature with recommendations for removing barriers to the provision of effective pain management in the state.  He has conducted biobehavioral research in the area of fibromyalgia. In addition to being a father (of two) and a husband (of one), Dr. Chino is a musician, a video producer, and former moderator of the board of deacons at his church.

Corinne Dille Davis, M.D. is board certified in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. With Dr. Chino, she developed and directed a CARF-accredited hospital-based pain rehabilitation program in northern California. Having had her fill of practicing in a corporate hospital setting, she now provides medical pain management services in her private practice. In addition, she works for the federal government as a clinician, researcher, and educator of doctors in training. Dr. Davis is a devoted wife, mother, and active member of her church.