Published: 02/01/2014
ISBN: 9781783062225
Format: Paperback

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Elizabeth Reilly was born in Berkshire. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music she worked briefly as a secretary at the BBC before embarking on a career of teaching music and piano in Hertfordsh... read more

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Fighting Back
One woman's search for the answers to chronic pain
by Elizabeth Reilly

One summer evening in 2005, Elizabeth Reilly climbed over a stile which collapsed under her, leaving her doing the splits across a fence. This unusual event resulted in an injury that caused chronic pain in her groin, pelvis and back that treatment after treatment failed to fix. An X-ray and an MRI showed nothing, yet the pain continued. Determined to get back to a full and active life and the walking she loved, Elizabeth left no stone unturned in her quest for a solution; during which she endured being stood on and pushed into impossible seeming postures.

In this engaging and human story, Elizabeth examines the little known treatments of Rolfing, myofascial release, prolotherapy and InterX therapy, which she sampled alongside the more conventional treatments of physiotherapy and chiropractic.

Read on to discover the ups and downs, setbacks and triumphs in this humorously told story of a woman determined to overcome chronic pain.

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"Fighting Back" was published on 2/1/14. On Jan 9th I was interviewed about it on Radio Gloucestershire. On Jan 18th I did a book signing at Cortyard Books, Bishops Cleeve. On Jan 22nd there was a full page spread about me and the book in the Gloucestershire Echo.

My chiropractor has praised the book and posted a review on her Facebook page
"What a suprise we had when we received a copy of this new book, signed by its author Elizabeth Reilly, and discovered ourselves listed in the acknowledgements. The book describes her experience of chronic pain following an accident and also her experience of being a patient during the many medical processes that she followed, including at our practice. This book will be of interest to anyone suffering a chronic pain condition. It is also valuable for clinicians to read as Liz explains so clearly the physical, psychological, and emotional facets of having pain and of being a patient. While the biopsychosocial model of pain has been well-researched and is well recognised in the scientific literature, it is sometimes hard for clinicians to really grasp what the lived experience of that is".

My latest review was in June 2014 in "Pain Matters".

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