- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (2004)
- ASIN: B000OKXED6
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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It's Not Just Growing Pains: A Guide to Childhood Muscle, Bone and Joint Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, and the Latest Treatments
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If a child you know is having undiagnosed pain this would be an excellent sourcebook. It gives you the questions to ask the specialists, tons of disease specific information, and details about why certain diagnostic tests will/will not be performed on a child. You will also better understand the possible causes and various diseases that present bone and joint pain in children.
If a child you know has been diagnosed with a specific disease (as mine was), this book provides many more answers about many specific conditions than you can find online or during a single doctor visit. It also gives a realistic prognosis for a variety of diseases which many doctors are shy about giving.
While this book is slightly lacking in scientific depth, it does get one started in understanding a child's condition and finding additional sources. It is geared for the parent/caregiver but would also be great for general practioners and nurses because of the information prsented regarding diagnosing bone/joint pain in children. The information regarding juvenile arthtitis is particularly up-to-date, interesting and helpful.
If you are looking for a therapy guide for children's pain management this is not the book. This book thoroughly explains prescription medications, surgeries, and labs, but does not delve deeply into the theraputic realm. (I am still looking a book reagarding OT/PT therapy approaches for juvenile arthritis.)
amazing up to date information regarding different types of sports injuries and how a parent may be pushing their child
into hurting themselves and not realize this fact. And, more importantly it allows a parent to distinguish between what he/she may think is a sports injury, but may actually be a chronic degenerative condition such as juvenile arthritis. Autoimmune conditions run in my family and my 7 year old neice has recently beed diagnosed with polyarticular arthritis.
This book has become a bible for our family. Dr. Lehman's approach not only covers medical issues but social issues as well. Thank you to him for providing such valuable information
and answers to all of us parents who always have so many questions.
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Very well written and informative book. Helpful for a mom who's 11 year old daughter is always hurting.Published 20 months ago by Audrey
This book has helped me out so much as a parent of 2 daughters. One has chronic pain issues and one just finished a rough recovery on a broken ankle. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jodie Lee Claes
Great service. I received it in no time, and in perfect condition. Wouldn't hesitate to use this seller again in the future. Thanks!Published on August 28, 2010 by Aryssa H.
My 3 year old was just diagnosed with JRA and this helped fill in the blanks for us for what was out there on the internet and what the doctor has shared. Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by ValR
I have to admit I was excited to find this book and read these reviews. However, before ordering I decided to search the book's text (thanks Amazon for a great feature! Read morePublished on March 26, 2008 by Rokin Mom
I agree with all of the reviews! My daughter (just turned 3) was diagnosed with JRA when she was 18 months old. Read morePublished on March 2, 2007 by Maraann Arneja
My 2-year old was diagnosed recently with JRA, and after scouring the local library and the internet for every search term imaginable, and reading everything I could get my hands... Read morePublished on November 16, 2006 by L. Finlinson