By Russell K. Portenoy
Chapters on ache definition and overview, uncomplicated mechanisms, and epidemiology supply a starting place for an in depth dialogue of the most typical discomfort syndromes. The id and therapy of particular syndromes are highlighted in separate chapters on headache, neuropathic ache, low again soreness, fibromyalgia and myofascial ache, arthritis and melanoma discomfort. a whole part dedicated to therapeutics offers present information regarding a vast spectrum of analgesic methods, together with drug treatment, anesthetic ideas, surgical procedure, physiatric modalities, and psychologic interventions.
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