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    Dr. Tom Lehmans experience and compassion are evident on every page of this book, and they help guide the readerchild, parent, and healthcare professional alike through the world of childhood arthritis.  This book is an absolute gem written with a single goal in mind:  improve the lives of kids with arthritis. -- Jack Klippel, M.D. President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation

 

     Dr. Lehman has given parents and families of children with arthritis the first book that speaks to the parent and child as equals.  His book explains the illnesses, the medications, the lab tests, and the disease course in simple, understandable lay language and givens them valuable insight into how a pediatric rheumatologist thinks.  Bravo!-- Charles Spencer, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Chicago, La Rabida

 

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It’s not just growing pains.
A guide to childhood muscle, bone, and joint pain,
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GROWING PAINS??                                                                SPORTS INJURY??

 

WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY CHILD??

                                                                        WHAT DO THE TEST RESULTS MEAN??

JUVENILE ARTHRITIS  (JRA)??   JIA??    JCA??

 

                                                                                         LYME DISEASE??

 

                          LUPUS??                  FIBROMYALGIA??

 

                                                                       SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY??

 

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS??

 

                                                                                    SCLERODERMA??

 

DERMATOMYOSITIS??

 

                                                                                    KAWASAKI DISEASE??

                           VASCULITIS??

 

                                                                        WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT??

 

SHOULD I GET A SECOND OPINION??

 

                                                   IS MY CHILD GETTING THE PROPER CARE?

 

COULD THEY BE DOING BETTER?

 

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      "A must have for any family with a child who has a rheumatic disease! I personally found this book to very informative. Dr. Lehman, as always, gives families a clear understanding of their choice of treatments and what they can expect from their child's rheumatic disease."Kathy Gaither, Juvenile Scleroderma Network, Inc.

       This comprehensive guidebook is a must-read for pediatricians and health care professionals who treat children and adolescents. For parents of children who have already been diagnosed with rheumatic disease, as well as children who have baffling, undiagnosed symptoms, this book will be a valuable resource."Enid Engelhard, CSW, Director of Social Services, S.L.E. Foundation, Inc.

      Navigating the health care system as an adult can be daunting, but doing so with a child who has a rheumatic disease can be a particularly anxiety-provoking experience for the entire family. Education is the key to understanding and to reducing the stress and fear that goes along with caring for an ill child. Dr. Lehman's book provides a thorough explanation of disease process, therapeutics, diagnostics and coping strategies all in a very friendly easy to read manner. The Scleroderma Foundation is excited about this guide and believes that it would be a great addition to the family library and to providing the insight necessary to becoming an informed, effective partner in their child's care."--Donna Kohli, President & CEO, Scleroderma Foundation

 

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Thomas J. A. Lehman MD, FAAP, FACR

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     It’s Not Just Growing Pains is a guide to the common causes of bone, joint, muscle, and arthritis pain in childhood for both parents and professionals.  It will help parents of children with JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) and other bone and joint conditions understand what they need to know.  It will help them make sure these children have the proper diagnosis, and help them to understand the blood tests and other diagnostic procedures that are being done.  Most importantly it will help them make sure they get the best possible results for their children. This book is a valuable resource for both parents and professionals.  It is written by a physician with over twenty-five years experience in helping children with musculoskeletal diseases and their families’ lead normal happy lives.  There are no similar resources for the non-professional or non-specialist.  It was written because the biggest obstacle to children doing well is the lack of knowledge about childhood rheumatic diseases on the part of parents, orthopedists, and pediatricians.  If these children are properly recognized specialists in childhood rheumatic diseases can make a big difference.

     The book includes chapters on how to evaluate pain in different areas of the body, different types of sports injuries, juvenile arthritis, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Kawasaki disease, dermatomyositis, osteoporosis, and more.  There is also extensive coverage of laboratory tests, medications and alternative medications written in clear everyday language that is easily understood by the nonprofessional.  This book will give parents of children who don’t know what’s wrong with their child the information they need to start finding out.  It will also assist the parents of children who are known to have rheumatic diseases in understanding what’s being done, why the medications are being given, and what they can do to make sure their children get the best possible outcome.  Written in everyday terms this book should be a great help to parents, physicians who do not specialize in rheumatology, and other help professionals who work with children.

 

 

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Table of contents

Part 1 – My child complains of pain.

1. Growing pains – the most common right and wrong answer!!

2. Figuring out what’s wrong

    Taking and giving a history

    The complete physical examination

    Laboratory tests and other evaluations

3. Common causes of pain in specific bones and joints

       Knee pain

        Hip pain

        Back and neck pain

        Foot and ankle pain

        Wrist and elbow pain

4. The child who hurts all over

5. Sports Injuries

Part 2 - The Rheumatic diseases and related conditions

6. Why do children get arthritis?

7. Juvenile arthritis

8. Eye complications with arthritis

9. Enthesitis associated arthritis – Spondyloarthropathies

     Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis

     Psoriatic arthritis

     Inflammatory bowel disease

     Infection-associated arthritis

     Post-streptococcal reactive arthritis and acute rheumatic fever

10. Lyme disease

11. Systemic lupus erythematosus

12. Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)

13. Sjogren’s syndrome

14. Raynaud’s phenomenon

15. Scleroderma

16. Dermatomyositis and polymyositis

17. Kawasaki disease

18. Benign Hypermobile joint syndrome - (Ehlers Danlos syndrome)

19. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

20. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

21. Osteoporosis

Part 3 – Living with a child with a chronic condition

22. Medications and Immunizations

23. Alternative medications

24. Understanding laboratory and diagnostic tests

25. Reconstructive Surgery – when and why

26. Family issues

27. Getting the best care for your child

28. What else can I do? 

 

Appendix. Resources for parents and health professionals

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