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5 October 2017
Handspring Publishing

£32.95 GBP / $42.95 USD

Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic

Chronic Pain

A resource for effective manual therapy

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Phil Austin is an experienced osteopath, with a PhD in pain medicine.

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The effective management of pain is a problem which confronts all manual therapists. This book provides a clear picture of our current understanding of pain mechanisms and shows how that knowledge should inform approaches to treatment. The knowledge of pain science that the book conveys will help the therapist select the best approach to the clinical management of each patient. Different types of pain disorder may require different management strategies which may involve only one discipline or, at other times, a multidisciplinary team which may also include medical clinicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and other healthcare practitioners as well as manual therapists. The book is divided into three parts:

An introduction to the concept of pain and its neurophysiological mechanisms.

A review and discussion of current and potential evidence-based evaluation methods.

A review and discussion of common types of functional pain disorders.

This approach provides readers with a comprehensive reference to evidence-based information that should enable them to manage their clients’ pain as effectively as possible.

Section 1             Basic Pain Mechanisms

Chapter 1            Peripheral nociceptive mechanisms

Chapter 2           Spinal nociceptive mechanisms

Chapter 3           Supraspinal Pain Mechanisms

Section 2             Epidemiology, Psychology, Evaluation and Treatment

Chapter 4            Epidemiology of chronic pain

Chapter 5            Psychological features of chronic pain

Chapter 6            Evaluation of chronic pain

Chapter 7            Efficacy of manual therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain

Section 3             Clinical Presentations of Chronic Pain

Chapter 8            Chronic musculoskeletal pain

Chapter 9            Neuropathic pain

Chapter 10         Chronic Visceral Pain

Chapter 11          Primary headaches and orofacial pain

Chapter 12          Pain in the elderly

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