Pain management is a critical element of patient care, particularly in chronic disease. This genuinely evidence-based text for optimum pain relief in chronic illness provides the information on which to build more coherent and standardized strategies for pain relief. Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management seeks to answer the questions both about which are the most effective methods, and those which are not effective yet continue to be used. In taking this thorough approach, the book provides all clinicians managing patients with chronic pain with complementary focuses: a critically appraised review of the evidence, and a guide to using the evidence for optimum management of the individual patient.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors.
Section I: Understanding chronic pain and evidence.
- 1. Why evidence matters.
- 2. Clinical trial design for chronic pain treatments.
- 3. Introduction to evaluation of evidence.
- 4. Neurobiology of pain.
- 5. Intractable pain and the perception of time: every patient is an anecdote.
- 6. Psychology of pain.
Section II: Chronic pain syndromes.
- 7. Low back pain.
- 8. Neck pain.
- 9. Pain associated with osteoarthritis.
- 10. Pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
- 11. Fibromyalgia.
- 12. Facial pain.
- 13. Chronic pelvic and perineal pain in women.
- 14. Pelvic and perineal pain in males.
- 15. Pain from abdominal viscera.
- 16. Post-surgical pain syndromes.
- 17. Painful diabetic neuropathy.
- 18. Phantom limb pain.
- 19. Complex regional pain syndrome.
- 20. Central pain syndromes.
- 21. Headache.
- 22. Chest pain syndromes.
Section III: Cancer pain management.
- 23. Oncological treatments for cancer pain.
- 24. Analgesics and co-analgesics in cancer pain.
- 25. TENS and acupuncture for cancer pain.
- 26. Psychological interventions for cancer pain.
Section IV: Chronic pain therapies.
- 27. Interventional therapies.
- 28. Rehabilitative treatment for chronic pain