1. ABC of evaluation of patient in chronic pain2. 40-old female with chronic recurrent headache ( migraine)3. 35-yr-old male with recurrent one-sided headache ( cluster headache)4. 35-yr-old female with chronic face pain ( atypical facial pain)5. 75-yr old female with frequent fleeting face pain ( Trigeminal Neuralgia)6. A patient with chronic pain in the back of the head ( occipital neuralgia)7. 35-yr old man with neck pain since the car accident ( whiplash injury)8. 45-yr old man with neck pain of insidious onset ( myofascial pain)9. 75-yr old man with neck pain ( cervical spondylosis)10. 65-yr old male with neck pain ( cervical facet disease)11. 35-yr old female with neck and right arm pain since the fall ( cervical radicular pain)12. 50-yr old female with chronic pain over the TMJ13. 45-yr old patient with persistent shoulder pain (rotator cuff injury)14. 75-yr old male with chronic shoulder pain (shoulder arthritis)15. 35-yr old male with persistent pain after hand injury16. 75-yr old female with hand grip weakness (carpal tunnel syndrome)17. 55-yr old female with little finger numbness and pain after surgery (ulnar neuropathy)18. 75-yr old male with wrist pain ( wrist arthritis)19. 21-yr old male with chronic chest wall pain 20. 45-yr old female with persistent pain after mastectomy21. 75-yr old female with persistent pain after shingles22. 18-yr old female with chronic abdominal pain (functional abdominal pain)23. 35-yr old male with chronic abdominal pain ( chronic pancreatitis)24. 45-yr old female with chronic pelvic pain 25. 65-yr old male with pelvic pain ( interstitial cystitis)26. 35-yr old male with persistent pain after inguinal hernia repair27. 65-yr old with hip pain28. 75-yr old with knee pain29. 55-yr old male with pain after above knee amputation30. 35-yr old male with chronic sole pain31. 33-yr old with persistent back pain32. 45-yr old with leg pain and numbness33. 65-yr old male with leg pain on walking34. 70-yr old male with low back pain35. 40-yr old female with gluteal pain36. 75-yr old female with mid-thoracic pain37. 45-yr old male with buttock pain on sitting38. 25-yr old cyclist with persistent perineal pain39. 55-yr old male with recurrent pain after back surgery40. 55-yr old diabetic female with feet pain41. 50-yr old male with abdominal pain after recurrence of tumor42. 35-yr old female with whole body pain43. 55-yr old male with worsening pain despite increasing opioid dosing44. 65-yr male with poor cancer pain control despite intrathecal pump 45. 38-yr old female with baclofen pump and increasing stiffness46. 60-yr old female with hand and feet pain after chemotherapy in the past47. 35-yr old opioid tolerant patient with uncontrolled pain after surgery
This book focuses on both the management of the pain as well as the pain patient and is formatted as a practical, evidence-based guide to managing chronic pain conditions. It meets the market need for a reference that aides physicians in understanding and improving chronic pain in their patients. Organized across 46 chapters, the book begins with an introduction on chronic pain evaluation, and specifically stresses the importance of complete patient evaluation including social and psychological evaluation. Subsequent chapters then start with an evaluation, medical and interventional options available, how and when to move from one option to another and the level of evidence offered for each intervention. These unique chapter elements provide the reader with a case-based approach to managing their patients. Additionally, a brief discussion of epidemiology and pathophysiology of the disease process is included and the technical aspects of interventional techniques are reviewed. Edited by a leader in the field with international contributing authors across pain medicine, Practical Chronic Pain Management this book is written primarily for anesthesiologists, pain specialists, rheumatologists, and primary care physicians.
Tariq Malik, MDDepartment of Anesthesia and Critical CareUniversity of ChicagoChicago, IL 60637, USA