Unfortunately, pain is a universal human experience. For many, their experience of pain transcends an occasional or nagging discomfort and disrupts their lives. "Understanding Pain: What You Need to Know to Take Control" presents insights that will be useful to anyone who wants to be more knowledgeable about recognizing pain conditions through symptoms and telltale signs, and needs to be fully informed about the various treatment options available. Providing information that is at once cutting-edge, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand, the chapters also provide the resources needed to obtain further information about the topic. The book covers all major pain syndromes in a manner accessible to those without backgrounds in science or pain treatment, explicitly explaining symptoms, tests that may be needed, and treatments and rehabilitation techniques that are possible. The last section of the text discusses pain issues of specific populations, such as children, the elderly, and women during childbirth.