The Pain Management Handbook

The Pain Management Handbook : A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

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Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. SAMUEL JoHNSON, The Rambler, no. 48 (September 1, 1750) Who among us has not experienced the suffering of a patient with chronic disease, who in addition to the vicissitudes of fatigue, anxiety, and frustration, must also deal with the suffering of pain? Who among us has not considered, and then reconsidered, whether a patient's complaints are worthy of a narcotic and thence worried about the social and legal implications of chronic use? Who among us has not refused pain medications to our patients for fear that use was turning into abuse? Finally, who among us would not have liked a clinical guide to a myriad of syndromes, all of which have pain as their common denominator, in the hopes of developing some strategy to prioritize treatment. Our purpose in preparing The Pain Management Handbook is to provide the informa- tion needed by clinicians to develop strategies that optimize pain management. It is the goal of the editors and authors that the present handbook, above all else, will be clinically useful. Its aim is to provide practical information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of disorders causing pain, along with tables and graphics to provide the busy practitioner with rapid access to relevant more

Product details

  • Hardback | 380 pages
  • 184 x 256 x 28mm | 1,020.59g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • X, 380 p.
  • 0896034232
  • 9780896034235

Table of contents

1 The Assessment of the Patient with Pain.- 2 Pain in the Head.- 3 Neck Pain.- 4 Pain in the Shoulders and Upper Extremities.- 5 Chest Pain.- 6 Abdominal Pain.- 7 Pelvic, Perineal, and Genital Pain.- 8 Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Management.- 9 Pain in the Hips and Lower Extremities.- 10 Musculoskeletal Pain.- 11 Comprehensive Pain Management in the Patient with Cancer.- 12 Postoperative Pain.- 13 Pain by Etiology.- 14 Treatment of Pain.- 15 Legal Issues in Pain Management: Walking the Tightrope Between Legal Restrictions and Medical more

Review quote

The presentation of pain by location is somewhat unique...[this book] is a solid and reasonably priced volume to add to the primary care providers' clinical library and adequately meets the purposes for which it was intended. - Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, June 1999, Reviewer: Wendy M. Stein, Medical Director, Jewish Home for the Aging , Asst. Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CAshow more