Handbook of Pain Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443072017

Handbook of Pain Management

1st Edition

A Clinical Companion to Textbook of Pain

Authors: Ronald Melzack Patrick Wall
Paperback ISBN: 9780443072017
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 4th August 2003
Page Count: 768

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An Essentials version of the Textbook of Pain, 4/e, this book is intended to provide the pain medicine specialist and trainee with an easy-to-access overview on the management complexities, assessment tools and multiple treatment modalities that are currently available to the physician dealing with the full spectrum of pain syndromes. The emphasis throughout is on the clinical aspects of pain medicine. It will contain the core information that the practitioner and trainee needs. Each chapter is brief and succinctly written and the text is well broken up with headings, tables and summary charts. The book is divided into 2 main sections; clinical states (acute, chronic and cancer pain) and therapeutic aspects ( pharmacological, surgical, physiotherapy, psychotherapy ) and it presents a rational, multidisciplinary approach to the management of pain.

Table of Contents

Soft tissue, joints and bones

Acute and postoperative pain
Michael Cousins, Ian Power
Paul Creamer
Rheumatoid arthritis
Malcolm I V Jayson
Muscles, tendons and ligaments
Dianne J Newham, Kerry R Mills
Chronic back pain
Donlin M Long
Upper extremity pain
Anders E Sola
Robert M Bennett

Deep and visceral pain

Abdominal pain
Laurence M Blendis
Heart, vascular and haemopathic pain
Paolo Procacci, Massimo Zoggi, Marco Maresca
Chronic pelvic pain
Andrea J Rapkin
Obstetric pain
John S McDonald
Genitourinary pain
Ursula Wesselmann, Arthur L Burnett


Orofacial pain
Yair Sharav
Trigeminal, eye and ear pain
Joanna M Zakrozwska
Jean Schoenen, Peter S Sándor

Nerve and root damage

Phantom pain and other phenomena after amputation
Troels Scaehelin Jensen, Lone Nikolajsen
Peripheral neuropathies
J W Scadding
Complex regional pain syndrome
J W Scadding
Nerve root disorders and arachnoiditis
David Dubuisson

Central nervous system

Central pain
Jörgen Boivie
Spinal cord injury
Aleksander Beric
Pain and psychological medicine
Harold Merskey


Antipyretic (non-narcotic) analgesics
Kay Brune, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
Psychotropic drugs
Richard Monks, Harold Merskey
Robert G Twycross
Local anaesthetics and epidurals
H J McQuay, RA Moore
Atypical analgesic drugs and sympathetic blockers
R Munglani, R G Hill


Disc surgery
Erik Spangfort
Orthopaedic surgery
Robert F McLain, James N Weinstein
Central neurosurgery
Jan M Gybels, Ron R Tasker


Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, vibration and acupuncture as
pain-relieving measures
Per Hansson, Thomas Lundeberg
Spinal cord and brain stimulation
Brian A Simpson

Physical therapies

Ultrasound, shortwave, microwave, laser, superficial heat and cold in the
treatment of pain
Justus F Lehmann, Barbara J de Lateur
Mobilization, manipulation, massage and exercise for the relief of
musculoskeletal pain
Scott Haldeman, Paul D Hooper

Psychological therapies

The placebo and the placebo response
Patrick D Wall
Relaxation and biofeedback
Barton A Jessup, Xochitl Gallegos
Nicholas P Spanos, Sharon J Carmanico, Jacqueline A Ellis
A cognitive-behavioral approach to pain management
Dennis C Turk, Akiko Okifuji
Behavioral therapy
Francis J Keefe, John C Lefebvre
Prevention of disability due to chronic musculoskeletal pain
Steven James Linton

Age and sex difference

Pain in children
Charles B Berde, Bruce Masek
Pain in the elderly
Lucia Gagliese, Joel Katz, Ronald Melzack
Sex and gender differences in pain
Karen J Berkley, Anita Holdcroft

Neuropathic and burn pain

Peripheral neuropathic pain: an approach to management
Howard L Fields, Ralf Baron, Michael C Rowbotham
Pain of burns
Manon Choinière

Cancer pain

Cancer pain: principles of assessment and syndromes
Nathan I Cherny, Russell K Portenoy
Practical issues in the management of cancer pain
Nathan I Cherny, Russell K Portenoy
Cancer pain and palliative care in children
Charles B Berde, John J Collins
Cancer: psychiatric and ethical issues
William Breithart, Steven D Passik, Barry D Rosenfeld
Pain and impending death
Cicely M Saunders, Michael Platt


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About the Authors

Ronald Melzack

Affiliations and Expertise

E. P. Taylor Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Patrick Wall

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Physiology, St Thomas’s Hospital, London, UK