Chronic pain affects every aspect of life-physical well-being, mood, stamina, and feelings of self worth and self respect. This book focuses on conquering pain and its related problems through proper management. It offers numerous tools and concepts with which to attack chronic pain and win the battle that more than 35 million people in the U.S. alone fight every day. Virtually all specialists in the health care field must be concerned with pain management-this complete reference offers them strategies for helping their patients, and for patients to help themselves.
Chronic Pain: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management presents a variety of therapies for combating chronic pain, including:
Applying external therapy
Changing the way patients perceive pain through psychotherapy or other cognitive means
Physical therapy and exercises
Over-the-counter or prescription medicines to relieve pain, stress, and insomnia caused by discomfort
The book also contains never before published information on how to prescribe and administer opioids and opioid-containing analgesics for chronic, intractable, and non-malignant pain patients.
There is hope for those suffering from chronic pain. This book outlines commonly overlooked problems that, if properly addressed, can make the difference between a patient recovering or effectively managing their pain-or not. Chronic Pain: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management is full of practical advice and options for anyone suffering from chronic pain and for the doctors who treat them.
Table of Contents
I'm No Stranger to Pain, M.S. Margoles
The Many Facets of Chronic Pain: A Guide to Conquering Chronic Pain, M.S. Margoles
Chronic Pain: What Is It?, M.S. Margoles
Living with Chronic Pain, M.S. Margoles
Chronic Pain Is a Family Problem, M.S. Margoles
The Search for Help with a Chronic Pain Problem Can Be Frustrating, Sheri W. B.
Soft Tissue Pain Problems
Introduction, M.S. Margoles
Jacqui's Story, Jacquiline W.
Fibromyalgia (Fibrosititis), T. Romano
Myofascial Pain Syndromes, M.S. Margoles
The Role of Trigger Points in the Management of Head, Neck, and Face Pain, R.J. Mackley
A Patient's Guide to Trigger Points, J. Bayer
In Defense of a Trigger Point Patient, or TrPs Are Myogenic, Not Psychogenic, J. Bayer
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Sylvia H.
Psychological and Stress Management Approaches to Chronic Pain, D. Devine
Chronic Pain and Stress, R. Weiner
Touching and Being Touched, D. Robinson
Physical Therapies and Rehabilitation
Massage Therapy in the Management of Chronic Pain, B. Breakley
Chiropractic in the Management of Chronic Pain, G. Brecher
Returning to Work, D. Robinson
Medication Management in the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Pain
Medications That May Be Useful in the Management of Patients with Chronic Intractable Pain, M.S. Margoles
When I Control the Pain, I Control My Life, M.S. Margoles
Sally's Story: Opioid Usage Over a Number of Years in a Chronic Pain Patient, M.S. Margoles
Louise's Story: Misunderstandings About Post-Operative Analgesic Dosing, Louise T.
Nina: The Use of the Potent Opioids in a Complex Chronic Pain Patient, M.S. Margoles
Stewart's Story: The Use of Injectable Analgesic for Maintenance of Gainful Employment, M.S. Margoles
Glossary of Terms for Opiods and Opioid-Containing Analgesic Medication in the Management of Chronic Intractable Pain, M.S. Margoles
Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Levels in Chronic Pain Patients, H. Rose
The Anesthesiologist's Role in a Pain Clinic and His Comments About It, J. Lee and R. Weiner
Ruthie's Story: Chronic Pain and How to Keep Your Friends, Ruth F.
Pain Management Resources: The American Academy of Pain Management, R. Weiner