Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

1st Edition - September 15, 2010

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  • Editors: Alan Hakim, Rosemary Keer, Rodney Grahame
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702030055
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702049934

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This groundbreaking new text explains and documents the scientific basis of chronic pain in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and other heritable disorders of connective tissue from the physiological, epidemiological, genetic and clinical viewpoints. It asks the reader to consider the possibility of JHS, identify it clinically, understand its co-morbidities, including interdependencies with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while managing the condition appropriately. Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain takes a multi-specialty and multidisciplinary approach to understanding JHS and its management, drawing together expertise from a broad group of internationally-recognized authors. The book is split into two sections. Section 1 deals with the clinical manifestations of JHS and Fibromyalgia, their epidemiology and pathophysiology. Section 2 covers clinical management. Here the reader will find chapters covering pharmacotherapeutics, psychotherapy and physical therapies that address the needs of patients from childhood to adulthood. It is hoped that Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain will advance knowledge of therapies and provoke further research while stimulating interest and encouraging debate.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively relates practical therapy to the nature of the underlying pathology
  • Covers in one single text both the scientific and practical management aspect of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and its allied pathologies
  • Contributions from over 30 leading international experts
  • Multidisciplinary approach will support all health professionals working in this field

Table of Contents

  • Prologue
    Sarah Gurley-Green

    1. The heritable disorders of connective tissue: epidemiology, nosology, and clinical features
    Alan J Hakim, Fransiska Malfait & Anne De Paepe

    2. What is the joint hypermobility syndrome? – JHS from the cradle to the grave
    Rodney Grahame with contributions from Jaime F Bravo, Nathan Hasson, Rosemary Keer & Susan M Maillard

    3. The physiology of pain
    Maliha Shaikh, Alan J Hakim & Nicholas Shenker

    4. Anxiety disorders, their relationship to hypermobility and their management
    Rocio Martin-Santos, José Alexandre Crippa & Anthony Bulbena

    5. Fibromyalgia and hypermobility
    Anisur Rahman & Andrew Holman

    6. Neuromuscular physiology in joint hypermobility

    6i Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and chronic fatigue in fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome
    Jaime F. Bravo, Gonzalo Sanhueza, Alan J Hakim
    6ii Bowel dysfunction in joint hypermobility syndrome and fibromyalgia
    Adam D Farmer & Qasim Aziz
    6iii Gastrointestinal manifestations of opioid therapy in chronic pain syndromes
    Adam D Farmer & Qasim Aziz
    6iv Proprioceptive dysfunction in JHS and its management
    William R Ferrell & Peter W Ferrell

    7. Pharmacotherapy

    7i Pharmacotherapy in fibromyalgia
    Andrew J Holman
    7ii Pharmacotherapy in joint hypermobility syndrome
    Howard A Bird

    8. Pain management and cognitive behavioural therapy
    H. Clare Daniel

    9. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adult
    Rosemary Keer & Katherine Butler

    10. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adolescent
    Alison Middleditch

    11. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile child
    Susan M Maillard & Julie Payne

    12. Regional complications in joint hypermobility syndrome

    12i The shoulder joint
    Anju Jaggi & Simon M Lambert
    12ii The hand
    Katherine Butler
    12iii The hip joint
    Marc George & Marcus JK Bankes
    12iv The knee
    Fares Haddad & Rohit Dhawan
    12v The hypermobile foot
    Ron S McCulloch & Andrew Redmond with contribution from Rosemary Keer
    12vi Pregnancy and the pelvis
    Rodney Grahame & Rosemary Keer
    12vii The cervical spine and jaw
    a The cervical spine
    Rosemary Keer
    b Temporomandibular joint - physiotherapy management
    Lynn Bryden
    c Temporomandibular joint – surgical intervention
    Waseem Jerjes & Colin Hopper
    12viii The thoracolumbar spine
    Kaye Walls

    13. Fitness, sport, performance and the principles of rehabilitation
    Jane Simmonds

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2010
  • Published: September 15, 2010
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702030055
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702049934

About the Editors

Alan Hakim

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist & Director of Strategy and Business Improvement, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK. Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician

Rosemary Keer

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist, Central London Physiotherapy Clinic, Harley Street, London UK

Rodney Grahame

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Rheumatologist, University College Hospital, London, UK

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