Neurosurgical Management of Pain

  • Richard B. North
  • Robert M. Levy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pain Physiology and Clinical Presentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard A. Meyer, Patrick M. Dougherty
      Pages 3-21
    3. Hubert L. Rosomoff, Joel Seres
      Pages 37-45
    4. John D. Loeser
      Pages 46-54
    5. Don M. Long
      Pages 55-58
    6. John D. Loeser
      Pages 59-61
    7. Russell K. Portenoy
      Pages 62-74
    8. Kim J. Burchiel, Jeffery N. Burgess
      Pages 83-99
    9. Nelson Hendler
      Pages 117-129
  3. Neurosurgical Procedures: Anatomic and Ablative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Harold Arthur Wilkinson
      Pages 162-175
    3. Allan H. Friedman, James R. B. Nashold, Blaine S. Nashold Jr.
      Pages 176-190
    4. Ronald R. Tasker, Richard North
      Pages 191-220
    5. Ronald I. Apfelbaum
      Pages 221-242
    6. Philip L. Gildenberg, Richard B. North, Samuel J. Hassenbusch
      Pages 243-258
  4. Neurosurgical Procedures: Augmentative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Andrew G. Shetter, Gabor B. Racz, Royce Lewis, J. E. Heavner
      Pages 261-270
    3. Richard B. North
      Pages 271-282
    4. Ronald F. Young, Patricia C. Rinaldi
      Pages 283-301
    5. Robert M. Levy, Damon Salzman
      Pages 302-324
  5. Algorithms and Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Kim J. Burchiel
      Pages 327-327
    3. Samuel J. Hassenbusch
      Pages 328-336
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-360

About this book


Neurosurgical Management of Pain presents the full range of procedures for the management of chronic, intractable pain. Criteria for patient selection, the details of operative techniques, risks, complications, and expected outcomes are offered for a wide variety of anatomic, ablative, and augmentative neurosurgical procedures for the treatment of pain. Chapters on the latest neuroaugmentative advances utilizing electrical stimulation and implantable drug infusion systems are included as well as a useful section providing algorithms and guidelines for evaluation and treatment of specific pain syndromes. Over 100 exquisite line drawings and photographs augment the text. For both the trainee and experienced neurosurgeon, this volume is invaluable for acquiring the critical judgement and clinical skills necessary to apply these procedures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard B. North
    • 1
  • Robert M. Levy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neurological SurgeryNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7348-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1938-5
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