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Chronic Pain

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Margoles, Richard S. Weiner

CRC Press

528 pages

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Hardback: 9781574441031
pub: 1998-12-29
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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

  • Surgical options

    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

    Chronic Pain

    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
    MEDICAL / Neurology
    MEDICAL / Pharmacology