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ISBN-13: 9780443063527
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/17/2006
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Pain Management Service, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Table of Contents

Part 1 The nature of pain
The nature of pain. Pain in society. The measurement of pain. Basic mechanisms of pain. The biopsychosocial nature of pain.
Part 2 Clinical Aspects of Pain
Acute and chronic pain. Pain syndroms in the head, face and neck. Spinal and radicular pain. Local pain symdromes of the limbs. Thoracic, abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes. Generalised pain syndromes. Pain and mental disorders.
Part 3 Pain management
The examination of patients with pain. Pain management services. Management of acute pain. Management of chronic non-cancer pain. Management of cancer pain. Psychological techniques in pain management.

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