Paula is 12 years old. She has been suffering from chronic abdominal pains for four years. None of the treatments she underwent has helped her. Paula has turned from a fun-loving child into a quiet, suffering girl, and Paula’s parents are suffering vicariously with her.
Michael Dobe and Boris Zernikow have written this book for children like her and their parents. Based on their experience with out-patient as well as in-patient pain treatment in children, they show in a comprehensive manner how children and adolescents can actively face chronic pains.
Many of the tips they offer are easy to implement; they sometimes require a bit of courage and patience, but no elaborate tools.
This book helps families find their way back to a regular daily routine despite the pain, back to a daily life in which there is room for laughter and a positive outlook on the future.
„This extraordinarily interesting and informative book will provide lasting help for many suffering children and adolescents, and thus for their parents as well.“
Dr. Marianne Koch, Honorary president of Deutsche Schmerzliga e. V. (German Pain League)