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Integrative Pain Medicine

The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management

  • Comprehensive, covering all relevant aspects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) pain therapies

  • Summarizes the safety and efficacy evidence, as well as the basic science underlying the mechanism of action of various CAM therapies

  • Identifies specific conditions or pain problems for which CAM modalities are useful

  • Training, credentialing, medical-legal issues, and future trends are also discussed

Part of the book series: Contemporary Pain Medicine (CPM)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Future Trends in CAM Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Basic Mechanisms of Pain

      • Frank Willard
      Pages 19-61
    3. The Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain Perception

      • Norman W. Kettner
      Pages 63-83
    4. Neuroimaging for the Evaluation of CAM Mechanisms

      • Vitaly Napadow, Rupali P. Dhond, Norman W. Kettner
      Pages 85-106
    5. Exercise Testing and Training in Patients with (Chronic) Pain

      • Harriët Wittink, Tim Takken
      Pages 173-191
  4. Therapeutic Techniques

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
    2. Meditation and Chronic Pain

      • Joshua Wootton
      Pages 195-209
    3. Adjunctive Hypnotic Management of Acute Pain in Invasive Medical Interventions

      • Gloria Maria Martinez Salazar, Salomao Faintuch, Elvira V. Lang
      Pages 211-224
    4. Energy-Based Therapies for Chronic Pain

      • Eric Leskowitz
      Pages 225-241
    5. Tai Chi in Pain Medicine

      • Joseph F. Audette
      Pages 243-258
    6. Yoga in Pain Management

      • Loren Fishman, Ellen Saltonstall
      Pages 259-284
    7. Contemporary Aquatic Therapy andPain Management

      • Douglas W. Kinnaird, Bruce E. Becker
      Pages 285-306
    8. Osteopathic Medicine in Chronic Pain

      • James H. Gronemeyer, Alexios G. Carayannopoulos
      Pages 307-331
    9. Chiropractic Pain Management

      • Norman W. Kettner
      Pages 333-351

About this book

The field of Pain Medicine has evolved over the last 20 years to include an increasing array of sophisticated and technologically complex diagnostic and the- peutic procedures. Concurrent to this advancement has been the development of a battery of pharmacological options to treat pain, from extended-release formulations of analgesics to antidepressants and anticonvulsants designed to treat specific types of pain syndromes. Despite (and perhaps because of) this phenomenal growth, it is not uncommon for patients with persistent pain to find themselves having gone through a number of procedures and taking a growing list of medications without ever expe- encing true resolution of the condition or a return to a normal lifestyle and function. Inherent in this approach is the viewpoint that the clinician’s role is to do something to the patient that will reduce symptoms rather than to work in concert with the patient to either resolve the root causes or ameliorate the functional consequences of their pain condition. Although motivated by the desire to help, this model of pain management neglects individual choice and personal responsibility. This approach is of even greater concern in special populations such as the elderly.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a collaborative effort to address integrative pain medicine, involving authors from a variety of complementary and alternative medicine backgrounds. … is designed to be accessible for a wide audience, including healthcare consumers (patients) and providers (clinicians). … valuable addition to the bookshelf of any healthcare provider practicing in the field of pain management. … Pain management clinicians will likely find this book to be of particular value as they consider expanding their scope of services to include a broader array of CAM techniques." (Felise S. Zollman, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2008)

"Andrew Weil praises this book as the ‘definitive guide to integrative pain management.’ … Clearly, the subject is appealing. … This multiauthored volume covers most relevant topics, from basic pain concepts to legal issues. Its main emphasis is a broad outline of how alternative treatments like meditation, hypnotherapy, tai chi, yoga, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage, and herbal medicines might help individuals with pain." (JAMA, Vol. 300 (11), 2008)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spaulding

    Joseph F. Audette

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Allison Bailey

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 169.00
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Softcover Book USD 219.99
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  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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