By Russell K. Portenoy

Chapters on ache definition and evaluation, easy mechanisms, and epidemiology supply a starting place for a close dialogue of the commonest discomfort syndromes. The identity and remedy of particular syndromes are highlighted in separate chapters on headache, neuropathic ache, low again discomfort, fibromyalgia and myofascial soreness, arthritis and melanoma soreness. a whole part dedicated to therapeutics offers present information regarding a vast spectrum of analgesic techniques, together with drug remedy, anesthetic recommendations, surgical procedure, physiatric modalities, and psychologic interventions.

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