Key Features

  • Offers a multidisciplinary perspective with contributions from neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and pain specialists.
  • Compares and contrasts treatment approaches to highlight their relative advantages, disadvantages, and indications.
  • Includes chapters on a multidisciplinary treatment program and how to build (and survive) a neurosurgical pain practice.

Table of Contents

1. Approach to the Patient with Pain: Seres

2. The Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Basis of Pain

3. The Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain

4. Psychological Considerations in Spine Surgery

5. Pharmacological Therapies for Pain

6. Myofascial Pain Syndromes

7. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

8. Non-Trigeminal Craniofacial Pain Syndromes

9: Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia and Related Posterior Headache Syndromes

10. Trigeminal, Geniculate, and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

11. Central and Deafferentation Pain Syndromes

12. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

13. Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

14: Peripheral Nerve Stiumation

15. Neuraxial Analgesic Administration

16. Intracranial Stiumation Therapies: Deep Brain Stimulation

17. Motor Cortex Stiumation for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

18. Cordotomy

19. Spinal Ablative Therapies: Myelotomy

20. Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesions

21. Brainstem Ablative Procedures

22. Intracranial Ablative Procedures

23. Peripheral Ablative Techniques

24. Trigeminal Neuralgia-Peripheral Neurectomy

25. Percutaneous Trigeminal Nerve Compression

26. Percutaneous Trigeminal Neuralgia Glycerol Rhizotomy

27. Trigeminal Neuralgia-Percutaneous RF Rhizotomy

28. Posterior Fossa Procedures for Cranial Neuralgias

29. Radiosurgery for Pain Management

30. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pain Management

31. The Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment Program

32. Building (and Surviving) a Neurosurgical Pain Practice

33. Disability and Impairment in the Pain Patient

34. Outcome Assessment


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About the author

Kenneth Follett

Affiliations and Expertise

Section of Neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE