Key Features

  • Covers a full range of Pain Syndromes, enabling quick review
  • Illustrates all aspects of Pain Medicine using new artwork for anatomic and physiologic topics
  • Provides easy to remember "Pearls" through key-points boxes and a chapter outline at the beginning of each chapter
  • Presents all the information on pain medicine needed to certify or recertify in Anaesthesiology

Table of Contents

1. Physiology of Pain Perception
2. Psychological Testing and Psychotherapy of Chronic Pain Patients
3. Rehabilitation of the Chronic Pain Patient
4. Pain-Focused Physical Examination
5. Pharmacology of Analgesic Medications
6. Chronic Spinal and Epidural Drug Administration
7. Local Anesthetic Pharmacology
8. Diagnostic and Prognostic Nerve Blocks
9. Treatment of Acute Postoperative Pain
10. Acute and Chronic Pain Management in Children
11. Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
12. Pathophysiology of Pain of Spinal Origin
13. Treatment of Cervical and Lower Back Pain
14. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
15. Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia
16. Visceral Pain
17. Central Pain
18. Management of Painful Medical Illnesses
19. Principles of Cancer Pain Management
20. Neurolytic Blocks for Cancer Pain
21. Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches
22. Treatment of Facial Pain


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About the author

Stephen Abram

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI