The field of Pain Medicine has evolved over the last 20 years to include an increasing array of sophisticated and technologically complex diagnostic and the- peutic procedures. Concurrent to this advancement has been the development of a battery of pharmacological options to treat pain, from extended-release formulations of analgesics to antidepressants and anticonvulsants designed to treat specific types of pain syndromes. Despite (and perhaps because of) this phenomenal growth, it is not uncommon for patients with persistent pain to find themselves having gone through a number of procedures and taking a growing list of medications without ever expe- encing true resolution of the condition or a return to a normal lifestyle and function. Inherent in this approach is the viewpoint that the clinician's role is to do something to the patient that will reduce symptoms rather than to work in concert with the patient to either resolve the root causes or ameliorate the functional consequences of their pain condition. Although motivated by the desire to help, this model of pain management neglects individual choice and personal responsibility. This approach is of even greater concern in special populations such as the elderly.
From the reviews:
"This is a collaborative effort to address integrative pain medicine, involving authors from a variety of complementary and alternative medicine backgrounds. ... is designed to be accessible for a wide audience, including healthcare consumers (patients) and providers (clinicians). ... valuable addition to the bookshelf of any healthcare provider practicing in the field of pain management. ... Pain management clinicians will likely find this book to be of particular value as they consider expanding their scope of services to include a broader array of CAM techniques." (Felise S. Zollman, Doody's Review Service, July, 2008)
"Andrew Weil praises this book as the 'definitive guide to integrative pain management.' ... Clearly, the subject is appealing. ... This multiauthored volume covers most relevant topics, from basic pain concepts to legal issues. Its main emphasis is a broad outline of how alternative treatments like meditation, hypnotherapy, tai chi, yoga, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage, and herbal medicines might help individuals with pain." (JAMA, Vol. 300 (11), 2008)
Preface to Integrative Pain Medicine, Joseph F. Audette, MA, MD .- Introduction: Legal and Ethical Issues in Integrative Pain Management, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, MFA.- Basic Mechanisms of Pain, Frank Willard, PhD.- The Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain Perception, Norman W. Kettner, DC.- Neuroimaging for the Evaluation of CAM Mechanisms, Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D.- Integrating Dry Needling with New Concepts of Myofascial Pain, Muscle Physiology and Sensitization, Jay P. Shah, MD.- Potential Role of Fascia in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Helene M. Langevin, MD.- Biochemical and Nutritional Influences on Pain, Steve Parcell, ND.- Exercise Testing and Training in Patients with (Chronic) Pain, Harriet Wittink PT MSc PhD.- Meditation and Chronic Pain, R. Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD.- Adjunctive Hypnotic Management of Acute Pain in Invasive Medical Interventions, Gloria Maria Martinez Salazar, M.D.- Energy-Based Therapies for Chronic Pain, Eric Leskowitz, MD.- Tai Chi in Pain Medicine, Joseph F. Audette, MA, MD.- Yoga in Pain Management, Loren Fishman, M.D., B. Phil.- Contemporary Aquatic Therapy and Pain Management, Douglas W. Kinnaird, BA, NCTMB, ATRIC.- Osteopathic Medicine in Chronic Pain, James H. Gronemeyer, DO.- Chiropractic Pain Management: An Integrative Approach, Norman W. Kettner, DC.- Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in Integrative Pain Management, Arthur Madore, L.M.T.- Acupuncture in Pain Management, David Wang, MD.- Nutrition and Supplements for Pain Management, Maria Sulindro-Ma, MD.- Botanicals in the Management of Pain, Tieraona Low Dog, MD.- Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pain, David Euler, Lic.Ac.- Integrative Pain Medicine Models: Women's Health Programs, Allison Bailey, MD.- Integrative medicine: History, Overview, And Applications to Pain Management, Joseph Mosquera MD, DABIM.
Series: Contemporary Pain Medicine
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 1.12