“In A Day without Pain, Mel Pohl explores the experience of chronic pain—from its complex multi-faceted causes to its often devastating effect on lives. Most importantly, through the stories of his patients, he illustrates routes to recovering from chronic pain’s disabling impact. Dr. Pohl’s compassionate, holistic, grounded, and honest approach to treating pain and its emotional and behavioral consequences shines through this book. I highly recommend A Day without Pain for anyone suffering from chronic pain or watching a loved one suffer.”

Harry L. Haroutunian, MD
Physician Director, Residential Treatment, Licensed Professional Program and Clinical Diagnostic Evaluations, Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, California

Date: September 22, 2013

Harry L. Haroutunian, MD

Founder of Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics of San Francisco
Past President of American Society of Addiction Medicine
Chief of Addiction Medicine Newport Academy
Author of Unchain Your Brain

“A Day without Pain offers this timely message to those with chronic pain (and their physicians). Dr. Pohl illuminates the approach to the chronic pain patient and shows us the medical, psychological, and chemical dependency issues that must be addressed in these individuals.

Dr. Pohl’s humane understanding of complex patients is well-described, with particular attention to the medical, neurochemical, psychodynamic, and spiritual modalities that bring recovery to these suffering patients. The emphasis on narcotic-free living is paramount.

As a practitioner on the ‘firing line’ treating chronic pain patients, I heartily recommend A Day without Pain to anyone suffering with this mysterious illness, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends.”

Date: September 20, 2013

David E. Smith, MD

Cardwell C. Nuckols, MA, Ph.D.
Internationally recognized expert in behavioral medicine and addictions treatment, Longwood, Florida
Author of Healing an Angry Heart

Date: September 22, 2013

Cardwell C. Nuckols, MA, Ph.D.

If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain or chronic pain syndrome, please read this wonderful book. Dr. Mel Pohl combines all of the helpful elements—a very personal investment, a research perspective, and that of a compassionate healer. As someone diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I can only wish that Dr. Pohl had years ago been available to me as a teacher and a physician.”

Jodie A. Trafton, Ph.D.
Research Health Science Specialist, VA Palo Alto Center for Health Care Evaluation
Assistant Clinical Professor (affiliated), Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Date: September 22, 2013

Jodie A. Trafton, Ph.D.

“A Day without Pain is based on the principle of ‘physician heal thyself.’ Dr. Pohl ‘walks the walk’ and ‘talks the talk’ of a drug-free approach to chronic pain management. This refreshing approach to a huge problem is long overdue and will benefit thousands of patients who suffer from chronic pain.”

Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM
Back and Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date: September 22, 2013

Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM

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