Current Clinical Practice

Chronic Pain

A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management

Authors: Marcus, Dawn

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book on pain management is part of the Current Clinical Practice Series of high quality, evidence-based books for primary care physicians. … This is an extremely helpful and practical book. … Although written by an anesthesiologist, the book covers the broad subject of chronic pain very well … to give primary care physicians a very workable reference. … This is a tremendous addition to a primary care practitioner’s library and well worth the price." (Vincent F Carr, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)

"The practical and clinical nature of this text will be of … interest to those with highly specialized knowledge of or interest in pain syndromes. This is a single-author book intended to serve as a practical, easy-to-understand guide for the primary care provider who routinely manages patients with chronic pain syndromes. It is … written as a clinical guide with a patient care and education focus. … The text is … appropriately focused for the primary care audience. The material is well referenced and contemporary." (Curtis E Haas, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Vol. 43, October, 2009)

“Chronic Pain could be valuable to family practitioners who treat children, adolescents, and pregnant women with chronic pain. … Overall, Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management accomplishes its stated goals effectively. It would be valuable to primary care clinicians who treat patients with headache, low back pain, arthritis, and other painful conditions. It would be particularly beneficial to those clinicians with concerns about prescribing controlled substances.” (Devi E. Nampiaparampil, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (2), January, 2010)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Chronic Pain and Headache Overview

    Marcus, Dawn A.

    Pages 3-10

  • Summary of Pain Management Issues: Frequent Concerns in Treating Chronic Pain Patients

    Marcus, Dawn A.

    Pages 11-13

  • Risk Management in Chronic Pain Practice

    Marcus, Dawn A.

    Pages 15-34

  • Physiology of Chronic Pain

    Marcus, Dawn A.

    Pages 37-49

  • Headache

    Marcus, Dawn A.

    Pages 53-76

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-465-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-464-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-805-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chronic Pain
Book Subtitle
A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management
Authors
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-465-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-465-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-464-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-805-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 444
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