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Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Authors: Vasudevan, Sridhar

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  • Emphasizes and explores the multifactorial causes of pain
  • Includes self-help exercises that clinicians can teach to patients
  • Instructs medical professionals in developing multidisciplinary pain programs
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About this book

"This book is a 'must have' resource in every physician/clinician practice setting."--Martin Grabois, M.D., Professor of PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX.

Dr. Vasudevan draws upon an accumulated reservoir of clinical expertise to provide readers with an up-to-date and highly readable guide to multidisciplinary pain management. . . . If only this book was available years ago"--Francis J. Keefe, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC.

This practical volume brings multidisciplinary innovations to the treatment of chronic pain. It argues expertly for the benefits of a biopsychosocial approach over current pain treatments more suited to acute care. The author's insights into the complexity of chronic pain and critiques of common but inconsistent unimodality pain management methods underscore the need for targeted multi-disciplinary pain programs. Among a wealth of useful clinical nuggets, readers will find guidance on adding "virtual" support to a pain management team, details on ways patients can take an active role in dealing with their chronic pain, and the original concept of the "back attack."

Included in the coverage:

  • Pain theories and factors behind chronic pain—its application in treatment.
  • Cognitive behavioral coping strategies.
  • Treatments that have questionable or controversial evidence.
  • Evaluation of disability in patients with chronic pain.
  • Creating a virtual multidisciplinary team.
  • Common pain problems: low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia.

Multidisciplinary Pain Management will enhance the work of diverse practitioners, including health and clinical psychologists, family and other primary care physicians, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists.

About the authors

Sridhar Vasudevan, MD is an international medical leader who has lectured on chronic pain medicine in 20 countries on five continents. Past president of the Midwest Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American College of Pain Medicine (now the American Board of Pain Medicine), Wisconsin Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Waukesha County Medical Society, Dr. Vasudevan's support and advancement of a multidisciplinary approach to pain management has shaped contemporary practice. Dr. Vasudevan has been medical director of five comprehensive programs since 1977 and is currently medical director of the Pain Rehabilitation Center of Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. He practices at North Hills Health center, a clinic of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Health, in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Dr. Vasudevan is currently President of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Medical Professionals, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a clinical professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Hardcover $74.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36171-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide for Clinicians
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20322-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20322-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20321-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36171-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 228
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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