This book provides an authoritative exposition of the management protocols of common benign and malignant pain states. It focuses on clinical practice protocols rather than experimental study data.Updated with latest information and topics in Pain Medicine, spread over five sections — (i) General Principles of Pain Management, (ii) Chronic Pain Syndromes, (iii) Pain Management: New Perspectives, (iv) Cancer Pain, (v) Advanced Interventional Pain Management. Focuses on clinical practice protocols rather than experimental study data.Valuable tool for all trainees and practitioners involved in pain management, including practising pain physicians, anaesthesiologists, surgeons, neurologists, physicians and rehabilitation experts.
Anyone who experiences chronic or even minor back pain knows there are plenty of remedies for temporary pain relief -- but how do you know you're treating the correct problem in the most effective way? Top neurologist and pain management expert Emile Hiesiger draws on the newest medical information to target back pain at its source. From whiplash and sciatica to osteoporosis and spondylolysis, from faulty facets to herniated disks, Dr. Hiesiger identifies the origins of common problems, and arms you with essential information on
Diagnostic tests and what they mean
Key questions to ask your doctor
Medical and surgical options from nerve blocks to vertebroplasty
Exercises and lifestyle changes for pain relief and prevention
And much more
Practical and accessible, this one-stop resource will take you from symptoms to diagnosis to cure, so you can say goodbye to back pain -- forever!
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