Chronic pain is a very common problem, impacting on many patients. Assessment and management can be challenging. The ABC of Pain focuses on the pain management issues often encountered in primary care. Covering major chronic pain presentations, such as musculoskeletal pain, low back pain and neuropathic pain, the ABC of Pain also provides guidance on the management of pain in pregnancy, children, older adults, drug dependency and the terminally ill. Beginning with an overview of the epidemiology of chronic pain, pain mechanisms and the assessment of pain, it then provides practical guidance on interventional procedures and methods of effective pain management. The ABC of Pain is a comprehensive, evidence-based reference. It is ideal for GPs, junior doctors, nurse specialists in primary care, palliative care specialists, and also hospital and hospice staff managing chronically and terminally ill patients.
Edited by Lesley Colvin, Consultant/ Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK Marie Fallon, St Columba s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (CRUK), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Epidemiology of Chronic Pain 1 Blair H Smith and Nicola Torrance 2 Pain Mechanisms 5 Carole Torsney and Susan Fleetwood-Walker 3 Evaluation of the Patient in Pain 11 Dennis C Turk and Kimberly S Swanson 4 Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain 16 Paul Dieppe 5 Management of Low Back Pain 20 James Campbell and Lesley A Colvin 6 Neuropathic Pain 25 Lesley A Colvin and Suzanne Carty 7 Visceral Pain 31 James Maybin and Michael G Serpell 8 Post-surgical Pain 37 Susan Nimmo and Lesley Dickson 9 Headache and Orofacial Pain 42 Anne MacGregor and Joanna M Zakrzewska 10 Cancer Pain 48 Marie Fallon 11 Treating Pain in Patients with Drug-dependence Problems 54 Jane C Ballantyne 12 Pain in Children 60 Suellen M Walker 13 Pain in Older Adults 65 Debra K Weiner 14 Pain in Pregnancy 69 George R Harrison 15 Psychological Aspects of Chronic Pain 73 David Gillanders 16 Interventional Procedures in Pain Management 79 Dominic Hegarty and Damian Murphy 17 The Role of Physiotherapy in Pain Management 86 Paul J Watson 18 The Role of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in Pain Management 91 Mark I Johnson 19 Complementary and Alternative Strategies 99 Margaret Cullen and Fiona MacPherson 20 Opioids in Chronic Non-malignant Pain 103 Eija Kalso Index 109
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