|Author Informaiton||By Anthony Wright, Senior Lecturer, Head, Division of Physical Therapy, School of Medical Rehabilitation, University of Manitoba, Canada and G. David Baxter, BSc(Hons) DPhil MBA, Dear of School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; Edited by Jenny Strong, PhD, MoccThy, BoccThy , Professor of Occupational Therapy, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and Anita M. Unruh, PhD, MSW, BScot , Associate Dean (Research & Academic), Academic Integrity Officer, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Table of Content||Foreword. Preface.
Section 1 Understanding pain. Introduction to pain. Neuroanatomy of the nociceptive system. Neurophysiology of pain and pain modulation. Psychosocial, environmental and behavioural dimensions of the pain experience. Placebo analgesia - friend not foe. Pain across the lifespan.
Section 2 Assessing pain. Pain assessment and measurement.
Section 3 Managing pain. Generic principles of practice. Psychologically based pain management. Physical treatments. Electrophysical agents in pain management. Alternative and complementary therapies. Exercise and pain. Re-integration into work. Lifestyle management. Pharmacology of pain management.
Section 4 Different pain problems. Musculoskeletal pain. Neuropathic pain. Pain in the acute care setting. Chronic pain problems. Cancer pain. Chronic pain and psychiatric problems.
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