All health professionals, regardless of specialty, will care for patients with pain that has persisted for more than 6 months. Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain distils a large amount of pain-related evidence into a highly accessible overview of a variety of chronic pain syndromes. Its practical format is aimed to bring busy health professionals - most of whom are well aware that they have experienced little or no pain management education or training - up to speed with the latest information on chronic and cancer pain. With health services around the world responding to calls to improve the management of painful long-term conditions, develop preventive and cost-effective solutions, and respond to patient choice and voice, this easy-to-read fact-packed book is a timely resource that provides a concise introduction to the complex and extensive field of chronic pain. It is essential reading for all GPs, nurses, junior hospital doctors, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, medical specialists and medical students wanting - and needing - to know more. -- Publisher information.
In this comprehensive volume entirely devoted to fibromyalgia and other centrally mediated chronic pain syndromes, you'll find a balanced and critical review of information stemming from recent advances made in our understanding of chronic pain. Much this data has not been readily available to physicians and scientists until now.
You'll gain valuable insights from leading experts, who have examined the latest research findings on a wide range of syndromes and presented their evidence-based reviews of current controversies. BAsed on these facts and resources, yuo can form your own conclusions on topics such as legal and disability issues, the role of trauma and fibromyalgia, an dhow best to position chronic neuromuscular pain in a "disease" spectrum.