GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - A Twins Cities woman is no stranger to chronic pain. For more than 15 years, Jennifer Kane has endured a ripped spine, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and numerous herniated discs.

Now, Kane is giving others hope in her new book titled “Chronic Pain Recovery: A Practical Guide to Putting Your Life Back Together After Everything Has Fallen Apart”.

Appearing on KARE 11, Kane says it’s a layman’s guide for those in crisis in an often misunderstood and underserved medical sector.

According to the CDC, an estimated 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain, and one person is killed every 19 minutes due to painkiller overdoses.

Kane’s book covers the body, mind, and lifestyle. It provides support, data and a resource toolkit, using a largely drug free approach to chronic pain recovery.

“When I wrote this book, my goal was to create the kind of resource I wished I’d had when I was first introduced to chronic pain. My hope is to help readers move beyond brainstorming to identify the first steps they can take to improve their lives”, says Kane.

“Chronic Pain Recovery: A Practical Guide to Putting Your Life Back Together After Everything Has Fallen Apart” is available now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.