Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course

  • Rhonda J. Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Robert J. Gatchel, Robbie Haggard, Christina Thomas, Krista J. Howard
    Pages 1-16
  3. Communication and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. James Hallenbeck
      Pages 19-34
    3. Lidia Schapira, David P. Steensma
      Pages 35-41
    4. Micke Brown, Amanda Crowe, Stefanie Cousins
      Pages 53-67
  4. Assessment

  5. Common Pain Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas R. Vetter
      Pages 147-168
    3. Bill H. McCarberg, B. Eliot Cole
      Pages 169-176
    4. Jason K. Ough, Devi E. Nampiaparampil
      Pages 177-194
    5. Anthony Dragovich, Steven P. Cohen
      Pages 195-212
    6. Michele Sterling
      Pages 213-229
    7. Stephen May
      Pages 231-245
    8. Sean Ransom, Timothy P. Pearman, Errol Philip, Dominique Anwar
      Pages 247-270
  6. Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Elie D. Al-Chaer
      Pages 273-294
    3. Roland T. Short III, Thomas R. Vetter
      Pages 295-329
    4. Antonella Pollo, Fabrizio Benedetti
      Pages 331-346
    5. Catherine M. Stoney
      Pages 367-381
    6. Richard T. Penson, Lynette Su-Mien Ngo, Gillianne Lai
      Pages 383-398
    7. Ana Mirian Velly, Hong Chen, João R. Ferreira, James R. Fricton
      Pages 399-415
    8. Jens Foell, Herta Flor
      Pages 417-430
    9. Magdalena R. Naylor, David A. Seminowicz, Tamara J. Somers, Francis J. Keefe
      Pages 439-467
  7. Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Howard S. Smith, Sukdeb Datta, Laxmaiah Manchikanti
      Pages 471-495
    3. Regina P. Szucs-Reed, Rollin M. Gallagher
      Pages 497-524
    4. Brittany L. Adler, Mark Yarchoan, John R. Adler Jr.
      Pages 565-581
    5. Nalini Sehgal, Frank Falco, Akil Benjamin, Jimmy Henry, Youssef Josephson, Laxmaiah Manchikanti
      Pages 583-611
  8. Psychosocial, Complementary and Alternative (CAM) and Spiritual Approaches for the Control of Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
    2. Kristine A. Donovan, Lora M. A. Thompson, Paul B. Jacobsen
      Pages 615-637
    3. Penney Cowan
      Pages 639-648
    4. Jean S. Kutner, Marlaine C. Smith
      Pages 649-696
    5. Amy Wachholtz, Suzana Makowski
      Pages 697-713
  9. Perspectives on Pain from the Humanities and Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 715-715
    2. Jack Coulehan
      Pages 717-731
    3. David B. Morris
      Pages 733-751
  10. Ethical Issues and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 793-793

About this book


This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and  management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include:

 ▪ Patient-practitioner communication

▪ Assessment tools and strategies

▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan

▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain

▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions

▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches

▪ Ethical issue and future directions

 With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.




Abdominal pain Acute pain Behavioral approaches to pain Cancer pain Causes of pain Chronic pain Diabetic nerve pain Disability and pain End-of-life pain Fibromyalgia treatments Genetics of pain HIV/AIDS and pain Inflammatory pain Intrathecal pain therapy Low back pain Mechanisms of pain Migraine headache treatments Musculoskeletal pain Nerve blocks for pain Nerve injury pain Neuroanatomy of pain Neurosurgical approaches to pain Occupational injury and pain Orofacial pain Pain and quality of life Pain education Pain evaluation Pain imaging Pain in children Pain in the elderly Pain perception Pain policy Pain treatments Palliative care Peripheral neuropathy pain Phantom limb pain Pharmacogenetics of pain Placebo effect and pain Postsurgical pain Psychosocial aspects of pain Social aspects of pain Stress and pain Temporomandibular disorders Trigeminal neuralgia Trigger points of pain

Editors and affiliations

  • Rhonda J. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health and Human ServicesRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1650-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1651-8
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