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The highly anticipated new edition of Pain: a textbook for health professionals (previous subtitle a textbook for therapists) has undergone a major rewrite in order to reflect the rapid developments in the field of pain management. It highlights an effective and evidence-based method, providing the theoretical basis to help with the assessment and management of persistent pain, while also discussing in depth a range of specific approaches.

Pain: a textbook for health professionals is written emphatically from a biopsychosocial perspective. In order to set the scene, the introductory section includes chapters on the patient's voice and social determinants of pain. This ensures that the deeply personal and social aspects of pain are not lost among the more technical and biological commentary. These aspects provide an overall context, and are revisited in chapters on participation of life roles, work rehabilitation and psychology.

The basic science section includes key chapters on the psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of pain. This provides a basis for subsequent chapters on specific approaches such as pharmacology, physical therapy and complementary medicine. Pain in specific patient groups, including children, the elderly and those with cancer, are dealt with in separate chapters, as are pain problems such as complex regional pain syndrome and chronic spinal pain. Although the emphasis of the book is on long term pain, acute pain is discussed as a possible precursor and determinant of chronicity.

"The book covers a multitude of facets with regards relieving a patients pain, there are sections for pharmacological actions, rehabilitation, manual therapy and exercise therapy to name a few. The book is well researched and gives a very comprehensive overview of the major factors a therapist would require to treat pain." Reviewed by: Physical Therapy In Sport, Date: Oct 14

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Chapter 1 - Introduction to pain (Anita M. Unruh, Jenny Strong and Hubert van Griensven)

Chapter 2 - The patient's voice (Mandy Nielson)

Chapter 3 - Social determinants of pain (Kenneth D. Craig and Samantha R. Fashler)

Section One Overview: what is pain?

Chapter 4 - The psychology of pain: models and targets for the comprehensive assessment (Gordon J.G. Asmundson, Lydia Gomez-Perez, Ashley A. Richter and R. Nicholas Carleton)

Chapter 5 - Neuroanatomy of the nociceptive system (Mary Galea)

Chapter 6 - Neurophysiology of pain (Hubert van Griensven)

Section Two Assessment and management of pain

Chapter 7 - Assessing pain (Hubert van Griensven and Jenny Strong)

Chapter 8 - Psychological interventions: a cognitive perspective (Michael J.L. Sullivan and Tsipora Mankovsky-Arnold)

Chapter 9 - Psychological interventions: application to management of pain (Patrick J. McGrath, Jill Chorney, Anna Huguet and Anita M. Unruh)

Chapter 10 - Neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome (Nicola U. Cook and Hubert van Griensven)

Chapter 11 - Pain pharmacology and pharmacological management of pain (Maree T. Smith and Arjun Muralidharan)

Chapter 12 - Manual therapy and influence on pain perception (Chris McCarthy)

Chapter 13 - Exercise therapy (Nadine E. Foster, Annette Bishop, Melanie Ann Holden and Krysia Dziedzic)

Chapter 14 - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture (Mark I. Johnson and Carole A. Paley)

Chapter 15 - Complementary therapy approaches to pain (Peter MacKereth, Ann Carter and Jacqui Stringer)

Chapter 16 - Workplace rehabilitation (Libby Gibson and Jenny Strong)

Section Three Special Issues

Chapter 17 - Pain education for professionals (Emma Briggs and Sarah E. Henderson)

Chapter 18 - Pain in childhood (Anita N. Unruh and Patrick J. McGrath)

Chapter 19 - Pain in the elderly (Stephen J. Gibson)

Chapter 20 - Cancer pain (Sally Bennett, Geoffrey Mitchell and Jenny Strong)

Chapter 21 - Chronic spinal pain (Diarmuid Denneny)

Chapter 22 - Rehabilitation and the World Health Organization's classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) (Karl Balgraith and Jenny Strong)

Chapter 23 - Participating in life roles (Jenny Strong)

Chapter 24 - Persistent pain and the law: clinical and legal aspects of chronic pain (George Mendelson and Danuta Mendelson)

Chapter 25 - Chronic pain and psychiatric problems (Harold Merskey)

Chapter 26 - Acute pain (Stephan A. Schug, Deborah Watson and Esther M. Pogatzkin-Zahn)



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