Chronic Pain

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CRC Press, Jun 20, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 314 pages
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Providing a general approach to the understanding and management of all forms of chronic pain, this book offers a clear and reader-friendly format that clarifies procedures in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the most common chronic non-cancer pain entities. Describing various types of intractable non-cancer pain, including neuropathic, somatic, and visceral pain, this source discusses the many available types of treatments, including opioid and adjunctive pain medications, and the safe and proper use of narcotics for treating chronic pain.
 

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The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
1
2 Molecular Mechanisms of Nociception
13
3 Peripheral Mechanisms of Chronic NonCancer Pain
25
4 Myofascial Pain Syndrome
37
5 Sympathetic Aspects of SoftTissue Pain
61
6 Medical Management of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
67
7 TriggerPoint Injections
79
Clinical Aspects and Pathophysiology
87
Brain Mind and Body Connections
139
11 Neuropathic Pain
145
12 TensionType Headache
193
13 Medications
223
14 Narcotic Therapy for Patients with Chronic NonCancer Pain
235
15 Psychological Aspects of Chronic NonCancer Pain
257
16 Interventional Pain Medicine in the Treatment of Chronic NonCancer Pain
275
17 Interdisciplinary Treatment of Chronic NonCancer Pain
285

Clinical Evaluation and Medical Management
119

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Page 1 - An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage'.

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Jay, Headache and Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Colorado.

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