Characterized by clarity and straddling the line between scope and depth of information, this concise book provides physicians a comprehensive overview of pain medicine. Chapters are written by some of the leading minds in pain medicine and feature case studies, key points and suggested readings. Multidisciplinary approaches to the clinical and financial challenges of pain with the goal of improving patient quality of life are also discussed. Additionally, the book is in is in tight alignment with the information that trainees are expected to master for the American Board of Anesthesiology's pain medicine subspecialty certification, as outlined by the Joint Council on Anesthesiology Examinations; it covers the diagnosis of pain states, the management of pain, acute pain, radicular pain, neuropathic pain, chronic visceral pain, headaches, and special populations. This book is a must-have for anyone new to pain medicine or studying for the subspecialty certification.
Part I: Diagnosis of Pain States.Chapter 1 Overview of Pain States.Chapter 2 Pathways of Pain Perception and Modulation Chapter 3 Mechanisms of Physiologic Pain Chapter 4 Mechanisms of Pathologic Pain Chapter 5 Pain Assessment Chapter 6 Diagnosis of Pain States Part II: The Management of Pain States Chapter 7 Psychological Management of Pain Chapter 8 The Management of Pain States: Pharmacologic Treatment Chapter 9 Interventional Approaches Chapter 10 Surgical Approaches to Chronic Pain Chapter 11 Alternative and Complementary Approaches in Pain Management Chapter 12 Palliative Care Part III: Painful Disease States: Acute Pain Chapter 13 Surgical Pain Chapter 14 Traumatic Pain Chapter 15 Mechanisms of Labor Analgesia Chapter 16 Ischemic Pain Part IV: Painful Disease States: Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Chapter 17 Spine Pain Chapter 18 Joint Pain Chapter 19 Myofascial Pain Syndrome Part V: Radicular Pain Chapter 20 Cervical Radicular Pain Chapter 21 Thoracic Radicular Pain Chapter 22 Lumbosacral Radicular Pain Part VI: Painful Disease States: Neuropathic Pain Chapter 23 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Chapter 24 Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia Chapter 25 Peripheral Neuropathy Chapter 26 Peripheral Neuralgia and Entrapment Neuropathies Chapter 27 Trigeminal Neuralgia Chapter 28 Central Pain Syndromes Part VII: Painful Disease States: Chronic Visceral Pain Chapter 29 Abdominal Pain Chapter 30 Urogenital and Pelvic Pain Part VIII: Painful Disease States: Headaches Chapter 31 Primary Headaches Chapter 32 Secondary Headaches Chapter 33 Orofacial Pain Syndromes (Trigeminal Neuralgia excluded) Part IX: Painful Disease States in Special Populations Chapter 34 Pediatric Pain Chapter 35 Geriatric Pain Chapter 36 Pain in the Critically Ill Patient