This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It deals specifically with the management of potentially chronic l pain, how to assess patients with pain, the factors involved in the development of chronic pain and the setting up and running of a pain management programme. The main focus is on musculoskeletal and fibromyalgic type pain. Cancer pain is not addressed. The authors address not only what is recommended in the management of pain but also whether and why it is done, thereby covering not only the content of interdisciplinary pain management but also the processes involved.
Provides extensive background material and covers broad issues which other books lack
Focuses on not only what is done with the management of pain but whether and why it is done
Includes the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a pain management programme
Addresses the application of pain management programmes in a wide range of fields
Has a multidisciplinary approach and therefore appeals to a multidisciplinary market
New to this Edition
Two new co-authors: Kay Greasley and Bengt Sjolund.
Major restructuring of chapters and rewriting of content with new authors for many of them.
Greatly increased discussion of biopsychosocial management in individual clinical practice.
Addresses the needs of the individual practitioners as well as those working in specialised pain management units.
Includes more on primary care and secondary pain prevention.
Expanded discussion of the clinical-occupational interfaces.
Particular emphasis on the identification and targeting of modifiable risk factors for chronic pain and prolonged disability.
The following topics stregthened throughout: communication, the nature of groups, medication and iatrogenics.
Potential of an evidence-based biopsychosocial approach to pain management highlighted.
Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements Section 1: Introduction to pain management. Introduction to pain management (including epidemiology). Models of pain, pain mechanisms and the nature of disability. The nature of psychological factors. Social and cultural influences on pain and disability. Economic and occupational influences on pain and disability. Frequently Answered questions (FAQs.) Section 2: Assessment. General issues of assessment and clinical decision making. Medical assessment and obstacles to recovery. Assessment of pain, disability and physical function in pain management. Psychological assessment. Assessment of social, economic and occupational factors as potential obstacles to recovery. FAQs Section 3: The delivery of pain management Overview of approaches to pain management in terms of context, content and type of intervention. Psychosocial management by the individual practitioner. Early intervention in health care settings. Work retention programmes. Tertiary pain management programmes. Vocational rehabilitation. FAQs Section 4. Conclusions and future directions Index
By Chris J. Main, PhD, FBPsS, Professor of Clinical Psychology (Pain Management), Keele University, UK; Michael J. L. Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Paul J. Watson, PhD, BSc(Hons), MSC, MCSP, Senior Lecturer in Pain Management and Rehabilitation, Honorary Consultant Physiotherapist, University of Leicester, UK