Neuropathic PainA Case-Based Approach to Practical Management

Neuropathic PainA Case-Based Approach to Practical Management

Jianguo Cheng

Print publication date: Dec 2018

ISBN: 9780190298357

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Neuropathic pain is a category of chronic pain disorders that are most common, debilitating, costly, and difficult to treat. It is a significant challenge to individuals suffering from it, healthcare providers, and society at large. This book is written by expert clinicians and investigators from multiple disciplines to provide the most comprehensive and updated information on neuropathic pain disorders that are commonly encountered in clinical practice. It strives to reflect the current understanding of the concepts, classification, mechanisms, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropathic pain. Following chapters addressing these topics in general terms are chapters devoted to specific neuropathic pain disorders consequent to lesions or diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems. These chapters take a case-based format to stimulate situation-guided thinking, predicting, and learning. The textbook serves to inform best practices and stimulate innovative investigations to advance patient care, as well as the science behind it.