Managing Chronic Pain in an Age of Addiction

Managing Chronic Pain in an Age of Addiction

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ISBN-13: 9781538109236
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 515,531
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, theAmerican Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of DisabilityAnalysts. He has been in pain practice since 2002. He is a member of SpineIntervention 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 MemorialUniversity, TN and writes, lectures, and speaks on radio and TV about pain related issues. Hesupports 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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