Providing a general approach to the understanding and management of all forms of chronic pain, this book offers a clear and reader-friendly format that clarifies procedures in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the most common chronic non-cancer pain entities. Describing various types of intractable non-cancer pain, including neuropathic, somatic, and visceral pain, this source discusses the many available types of treatments, including opioid and adjunctive pain medications, and the safe and proper use of narcotics for treating chronic pain.
Anatomy and Physiology of Pain: The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. Molecular Mechanisms of Nociception. Peripheral Mechanisms of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. The Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Sympathetic Aspects of Soft Tissue Pain. Medical Management of Myofascial Pain. Evidence Based Medicine: Basics. Trigger Point Injections. Fibromyalgia: Clinical Aspects and Pathophysiology. Fibromyalgia: Clinical Evaluation and Medical Management. Soft Tissue Pain Syndromes: Brain, Mind and Body Connections. Neuropathic Pain. Tension-Type Headache. Medications. Narcotic Therapy for Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Psychological Aspects of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Interventional Pain Medicine in the Treatment of Chronic. Non-Cancer Pain. Interdisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain