Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain : A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management

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Patients with chronic pain present a unique set of challenges to the primary care clinician. In "Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management", leading pain specialist Dawn A. Marcus, MD, offers practical, clear, and succinct evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of the myriad of painful conditions clinicians see in their offices every day, such as headache, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and abdominal pain. Using an engaging case-based approach, the author simplifies the often complex care of patients with chronic pain by providing practical strategies for targeting important symptoms, establishing realistic treatment goals, and efficiently and effectively managing patients. Clinic-friendly instructional sheets (questionnaires, diaries, and chart documentation tools) can be copied directly from the book and used for both education and the monitoring of therapeutic compliance and response.Importantly, Dr. Marcus offers all of these practical applications in the context of the busy office practice.
The author also presents invaluable guidelines for prescribing medications and nonmedicative therapies, and provides descriptions, illustrations, and diagnostic criteria to help identify specific, commonly occurring syndromes that produce chronic pain.Additional features include sections on opioid therapy and on chronic pain in special patient groups such as children and adolescents, pregnant women, and geriatrics. Also included is a value-added compact disk containing a companion ebook version of the book for downloading and use in the reader's computer or PDA, and continuing medical education (CME) questions that provide the opportunity to acquire 5 AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits from the American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery. Comprehensive and case-oriented, "Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management" offers busy health care providers a practice-friendly approach to assessing and managing the often complex and time-consuming problems of chronic pain.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 336 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 158829501X
  • 9781588295019

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"This is a well written and illustrated book containing many tools that will help clinicians provide better care for their chronic pain patients." - Doody's Health Sciences and Book Review Journal .,."this book provides invaluable guidelines for prescribing both medication and non-medication-based therapies for the most common pain conditions seen in a general medical practice." - Headache and Pain .,."a marvelous resource for practitioners trying to cope with the burden of chronic pain in general medical practice." - Anesth Analg
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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction. Chronic Pain and Headache. Summary of Pain Management Issues: Frequent Concerns in Treating Chronic Pain Patients. Part II. Pathogenesis. Pathogenesis of Chronic Pain. Part III. Common Chronic Pain Conditions. Headache. Cervical and Lumbar Pain. Abdominal Pain. Arthritis. Neuropathic Pain. Myofascial Pain. Fibromyalgia. Part IV. Special Groups. Pediatric Pain. Pregnancy and Pain. Geriatrics and Chronic Pain. Gender and Ethnic Issues in Chronic Pain. Part V. Comorbid Conditions. Psychological Comorbidity. Obesity and Chronic Pain. Part VI. Opioids. Opioids in Chronic Pain. Appendices. Patient Educational Materials. Appendix A. Rationale Behind Pain Management. Appendix B. Exercise and Pain Management. Appendix C. Psychological Pain Management. Appendix D. Pain Medications. Appendix E. Chronic Headache. Index.
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