The Smart Brain Pain Syndrome

by Georgia Weston, LCSW
Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD
Paul M. Zeltzer, MD

About the Book

A new approach is provided for children and young adults suffering with chronic pain. Longtime pain sufferers are guided through a clear and unexpected explanation of how pain can come from the brain. The solutions are not typical medical prescriptions and therapies, but instead are a wide variety of creative outlets that soothe and retrain the brain, providing relief.

Time Magazine reports that there are over 100 million chronic pain sufferers in the US. Many of them are kids, and there is a silent epidemic of teenagers struggling in isolation as the medical establishment ignores them. This book expertly addresses this malady and suggests proven therapies that offer help and support to these kids.

91 Full Color Illustrations


About the Authors

A chronic pain survivor and advocate, Georgia Weston, LCSW, is the Executive Director of Creative Healing for Youth in Pain, a nonprofit that provides educational resources, creative healing experiences, and social support for youth with chronic pain and their parents.

Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D., is a Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Immediate Past-Director for 30 years of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program.

Paul Zeltzer, M.D., Co-Director of WCLA Inc., joins the clinical team with expertise in diagnosis and management of pain in children with cancer and blood diseases. He is Board-Certified in Pediatrics & Hematology and Oncology.