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Chronic Pain

A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management

Marcus, Dawn

2nd ed. 2009, X, 444 p.

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  • Practical, clear, and succinct new edition
  • Updated, evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and treatment
  • Additional chapters on risk management; pain syndromes in the shoulder, upper extremity, and lower extremity; and cancer and end-of-life pain

Patients with chronic pain present a unique set of challenges to the primary care clinician. In Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management, Second Edition, leading pain specialist Dawn A. Marcus, MD, again offers practical, clear, and succinct evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of the myriad painful conditions clinicians see in their offices every day, such as headache, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and abdominal pain. Sections addressing pain management in children, pregnant women, and seniors are also included. This new edition is designed to provide a pragmatic approach to assessing and treating the complex issues and characteristics of chronic pain patients. New chapters expand upon the evidence-based recommendations and practical office tools previously provided, with the addition of new chapters addressing risk management; pain syndromes in the shoulder, upper extremity, and lower extremity; and cancer and end-of-life pain. Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management, Second Edition provides strategies and techniques that are designed to improve the confidence with which the primary care physician can approach patients with complex pain complaints, reduce staff stress, and improve patient success.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Arthritis - Chronic Pain - Opioid - Pain - Pain Management - Primary Care - Risk Management

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine

Table of contents 

Chronic Pain and Headache Overview.- Summary of Pain Management Issues: Frequent Concerns in Treating Chronic Pain Patients.- Risk Management in Chronic Pain Practice.- Pathogenesis.- Physiology of Chronic Pain.- Common Chronic Pain Conditions.- Headache.- Neck and Upper Extremity Pain.- Back and Lower Extremity Pain.- Abdominal Pain.- Arthritis.- Neuropathic Pain.- Myofascial Pain.- Fibromyalgia.- Cancer Pain.- Special Groups.- Pediatric Pain.- Pregnancy and Pain.- Geriatrics and Chronic Pain.- Gender and Ethnic Differences in Pain Experience.- Chronic Pain Treatment.- Lifestyle and Psychological Issues.- Analgesics and Opioids.- Managing Pain at End of Life.- Appendices: Patient Educational Materials.

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