Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes

Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes

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Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes provides a case-based approach to state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of patients with common chronically painful conditions. Offering strategies for rapidly evaluating and treating pain complaints by body region, this innovative title also provides patient educational handouts that explain the diagnosis and treatment in easy-to-understand language for each condition. Tools for implementing both medication and non-medication therapies, such as exercises and relaxation techniques, are also included. Each chapter opens with typical presentations of three to five common patient scenarios, including pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. A targeted approach for patient assessment is provided and applied to each scenario, showing how to rapidly identify important clues to distinguish among common diagnoses, including both benign and malignant causes of pain. Standard treatment regimens are then provided for each patient, along with patient-friendly educational flyers for each common pain condition. Figures and drawings help provide ready identification of these common chronic pain syndromes. Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes offers primary care practitioners, neurologists, and orthopedists an optimal approach to the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of chronically painful conditions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 16mm | 381.02g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 35 Illustrations, black and white; X, 210 p. 35 illus.
  • 1588297454
  • 9781588297457

Review quote

From the reviews: "Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes is a handy paperback introduction to chronic pain intended for primary care practitioners. ... the book is well written, is relevant to contemporary practice in Australasia and seems based on a wealth of experience. ... I think it offers a broad medically-orientated overview of chronic pain and as such would be an excellent practical introduction for anaesthetists and trainees." (P. Slattery, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vol. 36 (2), 2008) "The book is intended for primary care physicians ... . is targeted at primary care, neurology, and orthopedics practitioners, and the topics certainly are pertinent to all fields, it is most appropriate for primary care practitioners who prefer a case-based approach to management. ... has a role in the library of practitioners who may not deal with pain management on a daily basis and would like a case scenario format. ... a valuable contribution to the field of pain management." (Jennifer L Hopp, Doody's Review Service, March, 2007)show more

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Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes provides a case-based approach to state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of patients with common chronically painful conditions. Offering strategies for rapidly evaluating and treating pain complaints by body region, this innovative title also provides patient educational handouts that explain the diagnosis and treatment in easy-to-understand language for each condition. Tools for implementing both medication and non-medication therapies, such as exercises and relaxation techniques, are also included. Each chapter opens with typical presentations of three to five common patient scenarios, including pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. A targeted approach for patient assessment is provided and applied to each scenario, showing how to rapidly identify important clues to distinguish among common diagnoses, including both benign and malignant causes of pain. Standard treatment regimens are then provided for each patient, along with patient-friendly educational flyers for each common pain condition. Figures and drawings help provide ready identification of these common chronic pain syndromes. Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes offers primary care practitioners, neurologists, and orthopedists an optimal approach to the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of chronically painful conditions.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents 1. Preface 2. Chapter 1 - Introduction 3. Chapter 2 - Pain in the Head 4. Chapter 3 - Pain in the Mouth 5. Chapter 4 - Pain in the Neck 6. Chapter 5 - Pain in the Thorax 7. Chapter 6 - Pain in the Low Back 8. Chapter 7 - Pain in the Hand 9. Chapter 8 - Pain in the Foot 10. Chapter 9 - Pain in the Abdomen 11. Chapter 10 - Pain in the Whole Body 12. Chapter 11 - General Chronic Pain Management Techniquesshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes is a handy paperback introduction to chronic pain intended for primary care practitioners. ... the book is well written, is relevant to contemporary practice in Australasia and seems based on a wealth of experience. ... I think it offers a broad medically-orientated overview of chronic pain and as such would be an excellent practical introduction for anaesthetists and trainees." (P. Slattery, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vol. 36 (2), 2008) "The book is intended for primary care physicians ... . is targeted at primary care, neurology, and orthopedics practitioners, and the topics certainly are pertinent to all fields, it is most appropriate for primary care practitioners who prefer a case-based approach to management. ... has a role in the library of practitioners who may not deal with pain management on a daily basis and would like a case scenario format. ... a valuable contribution to the field of pain management." (Jennifer L Hopp, Doody's Review Service, March, 2007)show more