Chronic Pain: A Practical Care Guide to Practical Management

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2005 - Medical - 333 pages
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Annotation Leading pain specialist Dawn A. Marcus, MD, offers primary care clinicians practical, clear, and succinct evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of the painful conditions they see in their offices every day. Numerous case-oriented practical applications illustrate the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with chronic pain in the context of a busy office practice. Important sections on opioid therapy and special patient groups are also included. Supplementary features include a value-added compact disk containing an ebook version of the book or 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 credits.
 

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Contents

in Treating Chronic Pain Patients
11
Headache
33
Cervical and Lumbar Pain
55
Abdominal Pain
75
Arthritis
91
Neuropathic Pain
111
Myofascial Pain
131
Fibromyalgia
147
Pregnancy and Pain
185
Geriatrics and Chronic Pain
201
Gender and Ethnic Issues in Chronic Pain
219
Opioids in Chronic Pain
269
Appendices
289
Appendix B Exercise and Pain Management
297
Pain Medications
305
Index
321

Pediatric Pain
167

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Dawn A. Marcus, MD, is associate professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a neurologist with the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute in Pittsburgh and coordinator of the institute's Interdisciplinary Headache Clinic. She is an active member of the American Pain Society and the American Association for the Study of Headache. She has received research grants to investigate various issues in headache, including headaches in pregnant women and the mechanisms of recurring headaches.

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