Pain Management - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437707212, 9781437736038

Pain Management

2nd Edition

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Authors: Steven Waldman
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437707212
eBook ISBN: 9781437736038
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd June 2011
Page Count: 1464


Regarded as the premiere clinical reference in its field, Pain Management, 2nd Edition, edited by noted pain authority Dr. Steven Waldman, provides comprehensive, practical, highly visual guidance to help you effectively apply the most recent evidence-based advances in pain management. This popular text has been updated with 13 new chapters that include the latest information on interventional and ultrasound-guided techniques, acute regional pain nerve blocks, and more. A user-friendly format with lavish illustrations and complete online access at enable you to access trusted guidance quickly...and apply the information bring effective pain relief to your patients.

Key Features

  • Tap into the experience of the book’s editor, Dr. Steven D. Waldman—author of numerous groundbreaking pain management references—and a diverse collection of leading international experts, many of whom are new to this edition.
  • Effectively diagnose and manage any type of pain by implementing the latest, evidence-based approaches including interventional and ultrasound-guided techniques, and acute regional pain nerve blocks.
  • Get extended coverage from bonus, online-only chapters.
  • Search the full text online at including a downloadable image library and references linked to pub med abstracts.

Table of Contents

1 Conceptual Framework for Understanding Pain in the Human
2 Anatomy of the Pain Processing System
3 Dynamics of the Pain Processing System
4 Central Pain Modulation
5 History and Physical Examination of the Patient in Pain
6 Patterns of Common Pain Syndromes
7 Rational Use of Laboratory Testing
8 Radiography
9 Fluoroscopy
10 Nuclear Medicine Techniques for Pain Management
11 Computed Tomography
12 A Practical Approach to Radiation Protection
13 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
14 Intervertebral Disc Stimulation Provocation Discography
15 Myelography
16 Epidurography
17 Neural Blockade for the Diagnosis of Pain
18 Differential Neural Blockade for the Diagnosis of Pain
19 Spinal Canal Endoscopy
20 Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing
21 Evoked Potential Testing
22 The Measurement of Pain: Objectifying the Subjective
23 Neuropathic Pain: Neuropsychiatric, Diagnostic And Management Considerations
24 Management of Acute and Postoperative Pain
25 Burn Pain
26 Sickle Cell Pain
27 Acute Headache
28 Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathies
29 Acute Herpes Zoster and Post Herpetic Neuralgia
30 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
31 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II: Causalgia
32 Phantom Pain Syndromes
33 Identification and Treatment of Cancer Pain Syndromes
34 Radiation Therapy in the Management of Cancer Pain
35 Neural Blockade with Local Anesthetics and Steroids in the Management of Cancer Pain
36 Neural Blockade with Neurolytic Agents in the Management of Cancer Pain
37 The Role of Spinal Opioids in the Management of Cancer Pain
38 Neurosurgery in the Management of Cancer Pain
39 Palliative


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About the Author

Steven Waldman

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean, Chairman and Professor, Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Clinical professor of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri