Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Manage Your Patients, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469885301
  • ISBN-13: 9781469885308
  • DDC: 616.0472
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Diagnose and treat your patients confidently with Fundamentals Of Pain Medicine. This comprehensive new resource addresses the concerns you face when treating your patients with acute and chronic pain. Chapters present the key pain management options available today along with expert advice and insight into overcoming diagnostic and therapeutic obstacles, including prescribing medications and avoiding opioid abuse. In addition to interventional and non-interventional treatments, multidisciplinary approaches such as physical therapy, complementary therapy, and chiropractic treatment are presented. Fundamentals Of Pain Medicine is an essential guide for any healthcare professional seeking to improve the quality of pain treatments and patients' comfort.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Symptoms and Conditions.
2: Musculoskeletal Pain.
3: Neuropathic Pain.
4: Cancer Pain.
5: Abdominal Pain.
6: Pelvic Pain.
7: Podiatric (Foot and Ankle) Pain.
8: Miscellaneous Pain Disorders that Affect Multiple Areas of the Body.
9: Postoperative Pain.
10: Noninterventional Treatments.
11: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs.
12: Acetaminophen (Tylenol).
13: Topical Pain Medications.
14: Muscle Relaxants.
15: Antidepressant Medications Used for Neuropathic Pain.
16: Antiseizure Medications Used for Neuropathic Pain.
17: Opioids.
18: Patient-controlled Analgesia.
19: Epidural Catheter Analgesia.
20: Radiation Therapy.
21: Interventional Treatments.
22: Epidural Steroid Injections.
23: Facet Joint Procedures: Facet Joint Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, and Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medial Branches of the Spinal Nerve Roots.
24: Sacroiliac Joint Injections.
25: Trigger Point Injections for Myofascial Pain.
26: Joint and Associated Bursa Injections: Shoulders, Elbows, Hips, and Knees.
27: Sympathetic Blocks: Stellate, Celiac, Lumbar, Superior Hypogastric, and Ganglion Impar.
28: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.
29: Injections for Headache (Occipital Nerve Blocks and Botulinum Toxin Injections).
30: Common Nerve Blocks.
31: Discogenic Pain: Lumbar Discography.
32: Spinal Cord Stimulation.
33: Programmable Intrathecal Pain Pump.
34: Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression.
35: Multimodal Approach to Pain.
36: Physical Therapy.
37: Complementary Treatments.
38: Chiropractic Treatment.
39: Avoiding Opioid Abuse.