Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain: A Practical by Sridhar Vasudevan

By Sridhar Vasudevan

"This e-book is a 'must have' source in each physician/clinician perform setting."--Martin Grabois, M.D., Professor of PM&R, Baylor university of drugs, Houston,TX.

Dr. Vasudevan attracts upon an amassed reservoir of medical services to supply readers with an updated and hugely readable consultant to multidisciplinary ache administration. . . . If merely this ebook was once to be had years ago"--Francis J. Keefe, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Duke college, Durham, NC.

This functional quantity brings multidisciplinary suggestions to the remedy of power ache. It argues expertly for some great benefits of a biopsychosocial method over present ache remedies extra suited for acute care. The author's insights into the complexity of power discomfort and reviews of universal yet inconsistent unimodality discomfort administration tools underscore the necessity for precise multi-disciplinary soreness courses. between a wealth of worthy medical nuggets, readers will locate suggestions on including "virtual" aid to a discomfort administration staff, information on methods sufferers can take an lively function in facing their persistent ache, and the unique thought of the "back attack."

Included within the coverage:

  • Pain theories and elements in the back of power pain—its program in treatment.
  • Cognitive behavioral coping strategies.
  • Treatments that experience questionable or arguable evidence.
  • Evaluation of incapacity in sufferers with continual pain.
  • Creating a digital multidisciplinary team.
  • Common ache difficulties: low again ache, complicated local ache syndrome, myofascial soreness syndrome, fibromyalgia.

Multidisciplinary discomfort Management will increase the paintings of various practitioners, together with healthiness and scientific psychologists, kinfolk and different fundamental care physicians, psychiatrists, occupational and actual therapists, and rehabilitation experts.

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Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. 2. In fact, despite today’s arsenal of popular new pain treatments, the incidence of adults who report chronic pain has grown from 50 million a few decades ago to 100 million (Wells-Federman 1999; American Academy of Pain Medicine 2011).

While the convictions a patient holds about his pain, its causes and its prognosis, can add to his pain experience, these thoughts, sometimes called “self-talk,” can also be controlled. Many patients can benefit from a method of self-inquiry like that developed by an American speaker and author Byron Katie, known for The Work (Katie 2014). She suggests four questions for people to pose when they are confronted with thoughts that cause them anger, fear, depression and addiction. (1) Is it true?

5. 6. 5. The first three—drugs, interventions (injections, nerve block, spinal cord stimulators, and Intrathecal drug delivery systems) and surgery—are seen together. But they are seldom blended with psychological treatment and a multidisciplinary approach. ” Worse, both patients and physicians have embraced expensive and high-tech pain treatments which are not evidence-based, as we will address in subsequent chapters. ” Clearly medical professionals need to ensure that “bad things” that may need surgery or acute treatment are addressed promptly while allowing “nature” to take care of self-limiting conditions.

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