This resource provides an overview of the management of patients with long-term pain for primary care clinicians. Written in a distinct yet informal style, the book covers the science underlying common pain syndromes and their modern management.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Why do some pains become chronic?
- Chapter 2 Mechanisms of acute pain
- Chapter 3 Pharmacological targets in acute pain
- Chapter 4 Some treatments cause chronic pain: can we reduce the risk?
- Chapter 5 Assessing people with long-standing pain
- Chapter 6 Injections, invasive treatments and the ‘whole patient’ view
- Chapter 7 What should I feel like after treatment at the pain clinic?
- Chapter 8 Prescribing for people with pain originating in the nervous system. Part 1. Tricyclic antidepressants
- Chapter 9 Prescribing for people with pain originating in the nervous system. Part 2. Anticonvulsants
- Chapter 10 Strong opioids in the treatment of people with non-malignant pain
- Chapter 11 Pain of urological and genital origin
- Chapter 12 Cancer pain
- Chapter 13 Psychological aspects of pain
- Chapter 14 Non-medical treatment in managing people with long-term pain
- Chapter 15 Working across boundaries in pain medicine
- Chapter 16 Getting back to work