Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 6, 2007 - Medical - 352 pages
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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. The author simplifies the often complex care of patients with chronic pain by providing practical strategies for targeting important symptoms, establishing realistic treatment goals, and managing patients with instructional sheets that can be copied directly from the book and used for both education and the monitoring of therapeutic compliance and response. 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

Frequent Concerns
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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