ABC of Pain

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Lesley A. Colvin, Marie Fallon
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 2, 2012 - Medical - 128 pages
Chronic pain is a very common problem, impacting on many patients. Assessment and management can be challenging. The ABC of Pain focuses on the pain management issues often encountered in primary care.

Covering major chronic pain presentations, such as musculoskeletal pain, low back pain and neuropathic pain, the ABC of Pain also provides guidance on the management of pain in pregnancy, children, older adults, drug dependency and the terminally ill. Beginning with an overview of the epidemiology of chronic pain, pain mechanisms and the assessment of pain, it then provides practical guidance on interventional procedures and methods of effective pain management.

The ABC of Pain is a comprehensive, evidence-based reference. It is ideal for GPs, junior doctors, nurse specialists in primary care, palliative care specialists, and also hospital and hospice staff managing chronically and terminally ill patients.

 

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Contents

Evaluation of the Patient in Pain
11
Neuropathic Pain
25
Headache and Orofacial Pain
42
Pain in Children
60
Psychological Aspects of Chronic Pain
73
Interventional Procedures in Pain Management
79
Complementary and Alternative Strategies
99
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Lesley Colvin, Consultant/ Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Marie Fallon, St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (CRUK), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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