The Pain Book

The Pain Book

The Pain Book: Finding hope when it hurts provides an up-to-date overview of how pain works and the best pain treatments now available.

Authors Professor Philip Siddall, Rebecca McCabe and Dr Robin Murray have devoted much of their lives to working with people in pain and are lead clinicians in the HammondCare Pain Management Service at Greenwich Hospital.

The Pain Book helps people face pain by using plain language to explain the source and types of pain, how the body and mind respond and the kinds of treatments available. It also helps people find hope by giving practical steps to reduce pain and address the physical, psychological and spiritual impact of pain – complete with illustrations, techniques and exercises.

** Volume discounts are available and calculated by the shopping cart for orders of 10-19 ($20) and 20 and over ($18). **

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The Pain Book has now been joined by The Spinal Cord Injury Pain Book.

Hear why The Pain Book came about and how it is changing lives.

Media Coverage

Read: Linda Belardi's interview with author Rebecca McCabe and patient Mary Lynne Cochrane, Australian Ageing Agenda

Listen: Authors Philip Siddall and Rebecca McCabe talk to Leigh Hatcher on Open House, Hope 103.2FM

Listen: Authors Robin Murray, Rebecca McCabe and patient Mary Lynne Cochrane talk to Sarah Spencer on The Wire

Listen: Author Philip Siddall talks to Neil Johnson on 20Twenty

Listen: Author Philip Siddall talks to Rodney Olsen of Sonshine FM, Perth

Product details

Softcover: 182 pages
Publisher: HammondCare Media
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9871892-7-1
Product Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
Shipping Weight: 230 grams


“I don’t think you need to have pain of any kind to get something from this book. The reality is, though, most of us are in pain. It may not be physical, or at least may not manifest that way. Whatever your experience, this book outlines ideas and strategies that are extremely useful when it comes to just living your life. ”
Judith Lucy, comedian, author 

“This is a superb book. It is what you would expect from three highly regarded and expert professionals who have a huge amount of experience in this field. It is not surprising that they have come up with a book of this calibre. Informative, practical and clear, it will have a transforming effect on those who live with chronic pain.”  
Professor Bruce Robinson, AM MD MSc FRACP,
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney

“At last a book that embodies a new relationship between health service providers and people in pain. While many books purport to provide answers for people living with chronic pain, rarely do you find one that has true healing power. The Pain Book not only provides practical pathways for taking control of pain, but also bravely and respectfully speaks of the deeper and transformative journey that many people in pain travel.” 
Coralie Wales PhD, Founder and President Chronic Pain Australia

“An outstanding book about living with the misery of chronic pain—written by three remarkable people who are specialists in this particular field. The Pain Book is informative, interesting and offers hope and relief to its readers.” 
Anne Deveson AO, Writer and Broadcaster


$29.95 (inc GST)

RRP: $29.95