About this book
Pediatric Chronic Pain Current Science and Integrative Practice Brenda McClain and Santhanam Suresh, editors
In contrast to the days when children were thought to experience less pain than adults, we now know that this is not the case and that prolonged exposure to pain may predispose children to chronic pain syndromes later in life. For these reasons, pain management has become an essential part of pediatric care. Pediatric Chronic Painreflects current advances in the field, offering the pediatric specialist a comprehensive evidence base for the understanding, accurate assessment, and developmentally appropriate treatment of pain in children, from neonates to adolescents. The work of respected physicians and psychologists, this practical guide provides definitive information on frequently encountered syndromes, assessment tools, a wide range of mainstream and complementary intervention strategies (with special attention to opioid tolerance and tapers), and palliative care. Its groundbreaking coverage:
- Reviews the epidemiology of chronic pain in children and the history of its management.
- Features in-depth discussion of pediatric musculoskeletal, abdominal, and pelvic pain syndromes, cancer, sickle cell anemia, and headaches.
- Includes a concise guide to radiological imaging and other assessment modalities
- Offers treatment rationales based on cutting-edge research.
- Examines the spectrum of interventive techniques, including therapeutic blocks, implantable systems, physical therapy, pharmacotherapy, and complementary methods.
- Clarifies the role of the nurse practitioner in managing chronic pain in children and adolescents
Pediatric Chronic Pain will be a trusted daily reference for child psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists; medical and health psychologists in pediatric/adolescent settings; pediatric surgeons; and pediatricians, especially those with subspecialty training in neurology, hematology-oncology, and rheumatology.