It's Not Just Growing Pains
A Guide to Childhood Muscle, Bone, and Joint Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, and the Latest Treatments
Thomas J. A. Lehman, M.D.
Reviews and Awards
"Lehman is incredibly thorough while writing in an easily understandable manner. His chapter on laboratory and diagnostic tests is particularly helpful. An excellent addition to all consumer health and parenting collections."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Dr. Tom Lehman's experience and compassion are evident on every page of this book, and help guide the reader--child, parent, and healthcare professional alike--through the world of childhood arthritis. The book is an absolute gem written with a single goal in mind--improving the lives of kids with arthritis. " --John H. Klippel, M.D., President and CEO, 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 gives them valuable insight into how a pediatric rheumatologist thinks. Bravo!" --Charles H. Spencer, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Chicago/La Rabida
"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