Table of Contents

I. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS.
1. Anatomy and Physiology of Somatosensory and Pain Processing.
2. The Neurochemistry of Somatosensory and Pain Processing.
3. Taxonomy: Definition of Pain Terms and Chronic Pain Syndromes.
II. CLINICAL EVALUATION AND DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATIONS.
4. Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain.
5. Pain Assessment.
6. Psychologic Evaluation and Testing.
7. Neurophysiologic Testing for Pain.
8. Anatomy, Imaging and Common Pain Generating Degenerative Pathologies of the Spine.
9. Determination of Disability.
III. PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGIC MODALITIES.
10. Opioid Receptors.
11. Major Opioids in Pain Management.
12. Minor and Short-Acting Opioids.
13. Opioid Therapy: Adverse Effects Including Addiction.
14. Psychopharmacology for Pain Medicine.
15. Membrane Stabilizers.
16. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and COX-2 Selective Inhibitors.
17. Muscle Relaxants.
18. Drugs for the Interventional Physician: Botulinum Toxin, Steroids, Radiopaque Dye.
IV. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS.
19. Diagnostic Nerve Blocks.
20. Neurosurgical Procedures for Treatment of Intractable Pain.
21. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Approaches to Pain Management.
22. Acupuncture.
23. Pyschological Interventions For Chronic Pain.
24. Substance Use Disorders and Detoxification.
V. PERIOPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT.
25. Pain Management in the Emergency Department.
26. Preemptive Analgesia: Physiology and Clinical Studies.
27. Patient-Controlled Analgesia.
28. Intrathecal Opioid Injections for Postoperative Pain.
29. Epidural Opioids for Postoperative Pain.
30. Intraarticular and Intraperitoneal Opioids for Postoperative Pain.
31. Pediatric Postoperative Pain.
32. Pain Management During Pregnancy and Lactation.
33. Pain Management in the Critically Ill Patient.
VI. CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES.
34. Classification of Headache Disorders.
35. Migraine Headache and Cluster Headache.
36. Tension Type Headache, Chronic Tension Headache and Other Chronic Headache Types.
37. Postdural Puncture Headache and Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.
38. Cervicogenic Headache and Orofacial Pain.
39. An Overview of Low Back Pain Disorders.
40. Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy.
41. Selective Nerve Root Blocks and Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections.
42. Facet Joint Pain: Facet Joint Injections and Facet Rhizotomy.
43. Pain Originating from the Buttock: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome.
44. Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
45. Fibromyalgia.
46.Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Terminology and Pathophysiology.
47.Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Diagnosis, and Treatment.
48. Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia.
49. Phantom Pain.
50. Central Pain States.
51. Visceral Pain and Pelvic Pain.
52. Sickle Cell Anemia.
53. Diabetic and Other Peripheral Neuropathies.
54. Entrapment Neuropathies.
55. Chronic Pain Management in Children.
56. Geriatric Pain.
VII. INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT.
57. Spinal Cord Stimulation.
58. Implanted Drug Delivery Systems for Control of Chronic Pain.
59. Discography.
60. Intradiscal Techniques: Intradiscal Electrothermal Coagulation (IDET) and Nucleoplasty.
61. Osteoporosis and Percutaneous Vertebroplasty.
62. Issues in Fluoroscopy: Advantages of Fluoroscopy, Radiation Safety.
VIII. CANCER PAIN.
63. Pharmacologic Management of Cancer Pain.
64. Management of Pain at End of Life.
65. Visceral Neurolytic Sympathetic Blocks.
66. Intrathecal and Epidural Neurolysis: Agents Used for Neurolytic Block.
IX. LOCAL ANESTHETICS AND NERVE BLOCKADE.
67. Local Anesthetics.
Clinical Aspects.
68. Spinal Anesthesia.
69. Epidural Anesthesia.
70.Combined Spinal-Epidural Technique.
71. Caudal Anesthesia.
72. Head and Neck Blocks.
73. Brachial Plexus Block: Techniques Above the Clavicle.
74. Brachial Plexus Block: Techniques Below the Clavicle.
75. Truncal Blocks: Intercostal, Paravertebral, Interpleural, Suprascapular, Ilioinguinal, and Iliohypogastric Nerve Blocks.
76. Lumbar Plexus, Femoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Obturator, Saphenous, and Fascia Iliaca Blocks.
77. Sciatic Nerve Block.
78. Ankle Block.
79. Issues in Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Use of Nerve Stimulators, Multiple Versus Single Injection Techniques, and Use of Adjuvants.
80. Peripheral Sympathetic Blocks.
81.Complications After Peripheral Nerve Blockade.
82.Complications After Neuraxial Blockade.
83. Anticoagulants and Neuraxial Injections. This third edition of Essentials of Pain Management offers an accessible and concise, yet complete, overview of today's theory and practice of pain medicine and regional anesthesia. From a review of basic considerations through local anesthetics and nerve block techniques, this book provides the reader with an excellent tool for exam review or practice of Pain Management. Organized in a concise, practical quick-reference format. All chapters are brief and easy to read quickly. Offers specific strategies for the evaluation and management of a full range of pain syndromes, including cancer pain. Features over 230 diagrams, illustrations, summary charts and tables that clarify the information and make it easy to apply. Discusses the latest drugs and therapeutic approaches, such as acupuncture. Presents the management of pain for every setting where it is practiced, including the emergency room, the critical care unit, and the pain clinic.