For more than 30 years, Practical Management of Pain has offered expert guidance to both clinicians and trainees, covering every aspect of acute and chronic pain medicine for adult and pediatric patients. The fully revised 6th Edition brings you fully up to date with new developments in patient evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. Edited by a team of renowned pain clinicians led by Dr. Honorio Benzon, this authoritative reference is a comprehensive, practical resource for pain diagnosis and treatment using a variety of pharmacologic and physical modalities.
Presents a wealth of information in a clearly written, easily accessible manner, enabling you to effectively assess and draw up an optimal treatment plan for patients with acute or chronic pain.
Takes a practical, multidisciplinary approach, making key concepts and techniques easier to apply to everyday practice.
Shares the knowledge and expertise of global contributors on all facets of pain management, from general principles to specific management techniques.
Discusses the latest, best management techniques, including joint injections, ultrasound-guided therapies, and new pharmacologic agents such as topical analgesics.
Covers recent global developments regarding opioid induced hyperalgesia, neuromodulation and pain management, and identification of specific targets for molecular based pain.
Includes current information on the use of cannabinoids in pain management and related regulatory, professional, and legal considerations.
Includes the latest guidelines on facet injections and safety of contrast agents.
Provides new, evidence-based critical analysis on treatment modality outcomes and the latest information on chronic pain as a result of surgical interventions.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
By Honorio Benzon, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Promotions, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; James P. Rathmell, MD, Leroy D. Vandam Professor of Anaesthesia, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital,Boston, Massachussetts; Christopher L. Wu, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Dennis Turk, PhD, John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, And Effectiveness (C-PRIME), Seattle, Washington; Charles E. Argoff, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY and Robert W Hurley, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Edited by Andrea L Nicol, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
1 The History of Pain Medicine 2 Classification of Acute Pain and Chronic Pain Syndromes 3 Organizing an Inpatient Acute Pain Service 4 Interdisciplinary Outpatient Pain Care 5 Healthcare Policy, Access, Resource Availability, Billing Reimbursement, and Legal Issues in Pain Management 6 Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Pain Management 7 Education and Training in Pain and Certification in Pain Medicine 8 Neurophysiology of Pain: Peripheral, Spinal, Ascending, and Descending Pathways 9 A Review of Pain-Processing Pharmacology 10 Neuroimaging Techniques 11 Individual Differences in the Experience and Treatment of Pain: Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender 12 COMMUNICATION AND CLINICAL RELATIONSHIPS TO IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN 13 Genetics in Pain and Pain Management 14 Psychosocial and Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Pain 15 Comprehensive Approach to the Assessment of Patients Experiencing Pain and Its Impact 16 Mechanism-Based Treatment and Precision Medicine 17 Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice 18 History and Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain 19 Electrodiagnostic Techniques in Pain Medicine 20 Radiologic Assessment of the Patient with Pain 21 Biomarkers of Pain: Quantitative Sensory Testing, Conditioned Pain Modulation, Punch Skin Biopsy 22 Psychological and Behavioral Assessment 23 Disability Assessment 24 Preemptive Analgesia and Prevention of Chronic Pain Syndromes after Surgery 24 Postoperative Pain 25 Evaluation and Pharmacologic Treatment of Postoperative Pain 26 Regional and Multimodal Treatments of Perioperative Pain 27 Evaluation and Treatment of Postoperative Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorders 28 Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Pain in Children 29 Low Back Pain Disorders 30 Buttock and Sciatica Pain 31 Facet Pain: Pathogenesis, Facet Joint Injections, Medical Branch Blocks, Radiofrequency Rhizotomy 32 Neurosurgical Management of Pain 33 Evaluation and Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain 34 Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes 35 Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 36 Evaluation and Treatment of Pain in Selected Neurological Disorders 37 Central Post-Stroke Pain 37 Phantom Pain 37 Spinal Cord Injury Pain 37 Chronic Widespread Pain 38 Headache: Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Tension-type, and Other Chronic Headaches 39 Cervicogenic Headache, Postdural Puncture Headache, and Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension 40 Orofacial Pain 41 Visceral Pain 42 Pelvic Pain 43 Pediatric Chronic Pain Management 44 Geriatric Pain Management 45 Pain Management During Pregnancy and Lactation 46 Rheumatologic Disorders 47 Pain in Patients with Medical Comorbidities 48 Major Opioids and Chronic Opioid Therapy 49 Minor Analgesics 50 The U.S. Opioid Crisis and the Legal and Legislative Implications 51 Evaluation for Opioid Management: Opioid Misuse Assessment Tools and Drug Testing in Pain Management 52 Comorbid Pain and Addiction Disorders: Mechanisms and Treatment 53 Antidepressants 54 Adjunct Medications for Pain Management 54 Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents/COX-2 Inhibitors 55 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 56 Cannabinoids for Pain Management 57 Topical Analgesics 57 Neuraxial Agents for Intraspinal Drug Delivery 57 Pharmacology for the Interventional Physician 58 Psychological Approaches in Pain Management 59 Physical Medicine Modalities in Pain Management 60 Physical Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Pain 61 Complementary Approaches to Pain Management 62 Patient Education and Self-Management 63 Neurolytic Agents, Neuraxial Neurolysis, and Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain 64 Head and Neck Blocks 65 Interlaminar and Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections 66 Radiofrequency Treatment 67 Hip and Knee Pain: Intraarticular Injections and Radiofrequency Treatment 67 Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Lateral Branch Blocks, and Radiofrequency Treatment 68 Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain 68 Muscle Injections: Trigger Point, Piriformis, IIipsoas/Quadratus Lumborum, and Scalene Muscle Injections 69 Minimally Invasive Procedures for Vertebral Compression Fractures 70 BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL PRE-SCREENING FOR SPINAL CORD AND PERIPHERAL NERVE STIMULATION DEVICES 71 Spinal Cord, DRG, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation 72 Intrathecal Pumps 73 Upper Extremity Blocks 73 Lower Extremity Blocks 73 Radiation Safety and Radiographic Contrast Agents 74 Anticoagulation and Infection Considerations in Pain Procedures 74 Truncal Blocks 75 Pain Management in Primary Care 75 Discography 76 Intradiscal Procedures: Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET), Nucleoplasty, Decompressor 76 Pain Management in the Emergency Room 77 Joint injections 77 Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease 78 Burn Pain 79 Pain Evaluation and Management in Patients with Limited Ability to Communicate Due to Dementia 80 Disparities in Pain Management 81 Pain Management in the Critically III Patient 81 The Health Implications of Disparities in Cancer and Pain Care: Unequal Burdens and Unheard Voices 82 Pain Management at the End of Life and Home Care for the Terminally Ill Patient 83 Home Care 83 Clinical Trial Methodology for Acute Pain Research 84 Clinical Trial Methodology for Chronic Pain Outcome Studies 85 Ethics of Research in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Pain 86 Directions and Areas in Need of Investigation 87 Test