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Providing a general approach to the understanding and management of all forms of chronic pain, this book offers a clear and reader-friendly format that clarifies procedures in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the most common chronic non-cancer pain entities. Describing various types of intractable non-cancer pain, including neuropathic, somatic, and visceral pain, this source discusses the many available types of treatments, including opioid and adjunctive pain medications, and the safe and proper use of narcotics for treating chronic pain.Analyzing one of the most universal, expensive, and debilitating conditions, this source:- opens with sections on anatomy, physiology, and the molecular bases of pain and progresses to pathophysiology and the diagnosis of chronic non-cancer pain entities, including neuropathic pain, myofascial pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, and chronic tension-type headache- researches various treatment modalities including opioid and adjunctive pain medications, psychological care, interventional pain medicine, and interdisciplinary pain management treatment using evidence-based medicine principles- emphasizes the importance of an interdisciplinary treatment team in managing patients with chronic painincludes case histories and experiences from families of chronic pain patients
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