Chronic Pain and Headache Overview.- Summary of Pain Management Issues: Frequent Concerns in Treating Chronic Pain Patients.- Risk Management in Chronic Pain Practice.- Pathogenesis.- Physiology of Chronic Pain.- Common Chronic Pain Conditions.- Headache.- Neck and Upper Extremity Pain.- Back and Lower Extremity Pain.- Abdominal Pain.- Arthritis.- Neuropathic Pain.- Myofascial Pain.- Fibromyalgia.- Cancer Pain.- Special Groups.- Pediatric Pain.- Pregnancy and Pain.- Geriatrics and Chronic Pain.- Gender and Ethnic Differences in Pain Experience.- Chronic Pain Treatment.- Lifestyle and Psychological Issues.- Analgesics and Opioids.- Managing Pain at End of Life.- Appendices: Patient Educational Materials.
Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Managementby Dawn Marcus
Pub. Date: 01/28/2005
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Chronic pain is frustrating and difficult for the practitioner as well as the patient. Many primary-care physicians are ill-prepared to deal with chronic pain patients and must deal with their own misperceptions that such patients are easy to manage, can be relieved by pills, and will have their other issues (depression, disability, relationship problems) spontaneously resolve along with a decrease in pain. Marcus (Pain Institute, U. of Pennsylvania) works through methods and techniques of treating the patient as well as the pain, making precise and accurate diagnoses, finding appropriate and effective treatment, and working with the patient on the issues associated with chronic pain. She describes the pathogenesis of chronic pain, common pain conditions, and treatment of pain in special groups such as the elderly, pregnant women, and children. She includes worksheets and surveys to copy, and the accompanying CD-ROM includes the text in electronic form. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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