Managing Chronic Pain in an Age of Addiction

Managing Chronic Pain in an Age of Addiction

Managing Chronic Pain in an Age of Addiction

Managing Chronic Pain in an Age of Addiction


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Chronic pain is challenging to treat in the face of an ongoing opioid crisis. Akhtar Purvez’s authoritative account of pain management explores the complex and competing factors involved. He discusses approaches including advanced interventional procedures, non-opioid medications, physical therapy, and behavioral and psychologic support.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538109236
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Akhtar Purvez, MD, is a researcher, interventional pain physician, author and pain advocate. He is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Disability Analysts. He has been in pain practice since 2002. He is a member of Spine Intervention Society (SIS), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain medicine (ASRA), and American Medical Association. Purvez has been involved in training physician assistants, medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians. He was Adjunct Clinical Professor at Lincoln Memorial University, TN and writes, lectures, and speaks on radio and TV about pain related issues. He supports pain advocacy, pain policy, training and research.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Long Way from Kashmir Chapter One: Medications that Heal—and Kill Chapter Two: The Opiod Epidemic that is Killing Us Chapter Three: On Addiction Management Chapter Four: A Mystery and a Prize Chapter Five: Complex Nature of Chronic Pain Chapter Six: Culture of Pain Chapter Seven: The Stigma of Pain Chapter Eight: Chronic Pain and Depression Chapter Nine: Obesity and Chronic Pain Chapter Ten: Finding the Right Specialist Chapter Eleven: Searching for the Cause of Pain Chapter Twelve: Fibromyalgia Gets Real Chapter Thirteen: Other Pain Conditions Chapter Fourteen: Getting Moving—Exercise and Physical Therapy Chapter Fifteen: Interventional Pain Management Chapter Sixteen Alternative Management Options Chapter Seventeen: Marijuana—The Mystery Drug Chapter Eighteen: Pain in the Courtroom Chapter Nineteen: Co-existing with Pain Chapter Twenty: Toward a Painless Future
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