1st Edition

Best Practice & Research Compendium


  • Print ISBN 9780080446844

Key Features

  • Full reference to the latest clinical research
  • New chapters on limb pain and Science and psychology of pain
  • Cochrane Reviews, when relevant
  • boxed and bulleted Research Agenda and Practice Points
  • Reference to national and international guidelines

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1 Bridging the gap between pain management as a speciality and rheumatology Harald Breivik and Michael Shipley

2 Science & psychology of pain

2 Science and psychology of pain Johan W.S. Vlaeyen, Geert Crombez and Liesbet Goubert
3 What are the mechanisms of chronic pain? Bruce L. Kidd

3 Assessment

4 Assessment of pain in patients with rheumatic diseases Tuulikki Sokka
5 Assessment of neuropathic pain Ellen Jørum
6 Diagnostic nerve blocks in chronic pain Nikolai Bogduk

4 Spinal Pain

7 Neck pain Robert Ferrari and Anthony S. Russell
8 Low back pain Maurits van Tulder, Bart Koes and Claire Bombardier
Low back pain from a clinical point of view Aage Indahl
9 Self-care techniques for acute episodes of low back pain Sherri Weiser, Marco A. Campello, Margareta Nordin and Markus Pietrek
10 Advances with analgesics and NSAIDs for the treatment of spinal disorders J. A. Desmeules, V. Rollason, C. Cedraschi, V. Piguet, A.-F. Allaz and Pierre Dayer
11 The contribution of psychosocial factors to long-term disability and work loss Amanda C de C Williams and Nicholas Kendall
12 Steroid injections: effect on pain of spinal origin Les Barnsley, Mary McLoone and Andrew Baranowski
13 Radiofrequency procedures in chronic pain Nikolai Bogduk and Susan M Lord

5 Regional Pain

14 Clinical examination as a tool for identifying the origin of regional musculoskeletal pain Bernard Fouquet
15 Limb pain Michael Shipley
16 Diagnosing regional pain: the view from primary care Peter Croft
17 Injection therapies for soft-tissue disorders Cathy Speed
18 Treatment options for regional musculoskeletal pain: what is the evidence? Krysia Dziedzic, Joanne L. Jordan, Julius Sim and Elaine M. Hay
19 Fibromyalgia: Interdisciplinary approach Peter Keel
20 Efficacy of rehabilitative therapy in regiona


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About the editors

Harald Breivik

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Michael Shipley

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Rheumatologist, Centre for Rheumatology, University College Hospital, London, UK