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Introduction

  • Richard Cytowic
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Abstract

The treatment of pain cuts across all specialties. While some will take a far greater interest in the treatment of pain than others, every physician must have some reasonable skill in its treatment. This handbook has two objectives. First, it reminds the physician of some options in treating pain, whether he uses them himself or refers patients to specialists. More importantly, however, it emphasizes an option that is extremely effective but underutilized, and which is also well within the skill of most physicians: nerve block.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Nerve Block Chronic Pain Patient Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Narcotic Analgesic 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Diagnosis and Evaluation

  1. Rudy, T.E., Turk, D.C., Brena, S.F. 1988. Differential utility of medical procedures in the assessment of chronic pain patients. Pain 34: 53–60.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Williams, R.C. 1988. Toward a set of reliable and valid measures for chronic pain assessment and outcome research. Review article. Pain 35: 239–251.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Cytowic
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  1. 1.Capitol NeurologyUSA

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