About this book
- Science of chronic pain in children is balanced by practical care plans and algorithms
- Rationales for treatment are guided by up-to-date reviews and exhaustive references
- Highly comprehensive, including many "pearls" in the recognition and management of childhood chronic pain syndromes
The purpose of this text is to provide not only the science and current knowledge of pediatric pain management but a rationale for intervention. The book is ground-breaking in that it provides pearls for the recognition and management of multiple childhood chronic pain syndromes. Also, uncommon yet confounding issues such as pain management for epidermolysis bullosa are adequately addressed. Concerns unique to pediatric patients are reviewed. While there are no firm standards in pediatric chronic pain, a care plan is offered to help guide practitioners when possible.
The book will consist of 24 chapters, many co-written by a physician and a psychologist. Chapter 1 covers the history of pediatric chronic pain, the advancement pediatric pain as a clinical subspecialty, development of pediatric pain clinics, and characterization of the common pain syndromes. Chapters 2-4 cover, respectively, the research on early pain exposure and neuroplasticity, theories on the common adolescent pain syndromes, and the demographics of chronic pain in children. Chapters 5-16 discuss approaches to assessment and intervention for specific pediatric and adolescent pain syndromes. Chapters 17-23 address interventional techniques such as therapeutic blocks, neurablation, implantable systems, physical therapy, complementary therapy, and pharmacology including opioid tolerance. The final chapter discusses the role of the nurse practitioner in pediatric chronic pain.
Written for: Pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists; pediatric oncologists, neurologists, and rheumatologists; medical/health psychologists in pediatric/adolescent settings; pediatric surgeons
adolescent pain syndrome
headache in children
pain in children
sickle cell disease
1: History of Pediatric Chronic Pain. 2: Research on Impact of Early Pain Exposure and Neuroplasticity. 3: Theories on the Common Adolescent Pain Syndromes. 4: Demographics of Chronic Pain in Children. 5: Assessment Tools in Chronic Pain: Specificity and Validity. 6: Psychological Assessment and Longitudinal Impact of Chronic Pain. 7: Clinical Management of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes. 8: Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes. 9: Clinical Management of Functional Abdominal Pain. 10: Chronic and Recurrent Pelvic Pain. 11: Etiologies and Clinical Management of Headache. 13: Sickle Cell Disease. 14: Post-Surgical Chronic Pain Syndromes in Children. 15: Palliative Care: Throughout the Continuum. 16: Cancer Pain and Survivor Issues. 17: Radiological Imaging in Pediatric Pain. 18: Interventional Techniques in Pediatric Chronic Pain. 19: Physical Therapy. 20: Complementary Therapy. 21: Pharmacology of Chronic Pain Management. 22: Opioid Tolerance. 23: Opioid Tapers. 24: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Chronic Pain.