The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain: Therapeutic Implications, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

Therapeutic Implications, 1st Edition

By Irwin Jon Russell

CRC Press

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pub: 2002-08-22
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This book covers the latest developments in pain research as presented at the Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain (MYOPAIN 2001). It examines the results of a wide scope of basic and applied research on soft-tissue pain, with a strong focus on therapeutic approaches. Its three main sections explore the neurobiology of central sensitization, regional pain syndromes, and chronic widespread pain. In addition, this well-referenced book presents a fascinating chapter on the complex relationship between muscle pain and aging. Handy graphs, charts, and illustrations make the information easy to assimilate.

The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain: Therapeutic Implications contains up-to-date information on:

  • the brain?s reactions to states of persistent pain
  • the physical aftermath of torture
  • ways to define and address the emotional distress that commonly observed in chronic pain patients
  • the mechanisms and manifestations of muscle hyperalgesia
  • the pathophysiology of inflammatory muscle pain
  • regional muscle pain syndromes
  • state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology of visceral pain and visceral-somatic pain representations
  • a case study of a physical therapy approach to fibromyalgia using Myofascial trigger points
  • the epidemiology of widespread pain and its development after injuries
  • syndromes that share overlapping clinical features with fibromyalgia
  • the connection between HPA dysfunction, ANS dysfunction, and fibromyalgia
  • the plasticity of excitatory synaptic transmission in the spinal dorsal horn and its role in the pathogenesis of pain hypersensitivity
  • how the central mechanisms of pain transmission relate to pharmacological systems that are responsible for generating central sensitization states
  • what PET and MRI show us about the role that the cerebral cortex plays in the perception and modulation of pain

Table of Contents

  • Preface: MYOPAIN 2001
  • Introduction: The Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, MYOPAIN 2001, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 9-13, 2001
  • Muscle Pain and Aging
  • The Neurobiology of Central Sensitization
  • The Pharmacology of Central Sensitization
  • Is Fibromyalgia a Central Pain State?
  • Imaging Pain in the Brain: The Role of the Cerebral Cortex in Pain Perception and Modulation
  • Brain Mechanisms of Persistent Pain States
  • Suffering and Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  • Deep Tissue Hyperalgesia
  • Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Muscle Pain
  • Masticatory Myofascial Pain: An Explanatory Model of Regional Muscle Pain Syndromes
  • Neurophysiological Basis of Visceral Pain
  • Myofascial and Visceral Pain Syndromes: Visceral-Somatic Pain Representations
  • Physical Therapy Approach to Fibromyalgia with Myofascial Trigger Points: A Case Report
  • The Epidemiology of Chronic Widespread Pain
  • Fibromyalgia Associated Syndromes
  • The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Fibromyalgia: Where Are We in 2001?
  • The Development of Widespread Pain After Injuries
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology