1st Edition

Best Practice & Research Compendium


  • Harald Breivik
  • Michael Shipley
    • 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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