Developed by an authoritative and multidisciplinary team of contributors well-recognized for their dedication to the care of urogenital pain patients, this source addresses the latest clinical guidelines for the management of urogenital pain and covers the mechanisms and clinical treatment of pain syndromes of the urogenital area in both the male and female patient. There is a strong introduction covering the science and theory behind the pain syndromes, as well as the importance of multidisciplinary assessment and care. The pain syndromes are discussed using the site of perceived pain approach, with an emphasis on multi-system involvement. Old terms such as vulvodynia, orchialgia, and prostatodynia are avoided where possible and the most up-to-date data on classification is used where possible. Also included are chapters considering the pain syndromes, and other chapters provide an in-depth overview of treatment options in their own right, such as the role of psychological treatment options, neuropathic analgesics, and neuromodulation.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Taxonomy and Terminology. Epidemiology of Chronic Pain. Anatomy. Physiology. Neurophysiology of Acute Pain. Neurophysiology of Chronic Pain. Neurophysiology Visceral Pain. Gender and Pain. The Psychological Impact of Chronic UGP. Assessing UGP. Doctors and the Pelvic Pain Patient. The Multidisciplinary Team and Urogenital Pain. Sex and Pain. Complex Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men. Complex Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women. Training in Pain Management. Pain Management and Cancer. Renal Disease / Ureters and Chronic Pain. Acute Pain Management for Ureteric / Renal Colic. Acute Postoperative Pain Management. Bladder Pain Syndrome/IC. Chronic Prostate Pain Syndrome. Intrascrotal Pain Syndromes. Penile Pain Syndromes. Sports Injuries, Enthasitis and Groin Pains. Pudendal Neuralgia. Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction. Pelvic Pain in Gynaecological Practice. Vulvodynia. Rectal and Anal Pain. General Treatments, Drugs and Nerve Blocks. Spinal Stimulators and IT Pumps. Surgical Options. Alternative Treatments