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The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management


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Table of Contents

  1. Section I. General Considerations

  2. Neurophysiological Basis of Pain
    Gary J. Brenner

  3. Pain Mechanisms and Their Importance in Clinical Practice and Research
    Isabelle Decosterd and Clifford J. Woolf

  4. The Placebo Effect
    Eija Kalso

    Section II. Diagnosis of Pain

  5. The History and Clinical Examination
    Jan Slezak and Asteghik Hacobian

  6. Diagnostic Imaging and Pain Management
    Onassis Caneris

  7. Assessment of Pain
    Alyssa LeBel

  8. Neurophysiologic Testing in Pain Management
    Annabel Edwards and Lisa Krivickas

    Section III. Therapeutic Options: Pharmacologic Approaches

  9. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Steven Barna

  10. Opioids
    Jeffrey Uppington

  11. Adjuvant Treatments
    Karla Hayes

  12. Psychopharmacology for the Pain Specialist
    Daniel Rockers and Karla Hayes

    Section IV. Therapeutic Options: Nonpharmacologic Approaches

  13. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Pain Management
    Milan Stojanovic

  14. Neuromodulation Techniques for the Treatment of Pain
    Milan Stojanovic

  15. Neurosurgical Pain Management
    Ramin Amirnovin, G. Rees Cosgrove, and Emad Eskandar

  16. Psychological Assessment and Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain
    Ronald J. Kulich and Lainie Andrew

  17. Physical Therapy
    Teresa Michel and Harriet Wittink

  18. Physical Medicine in the Treatment of Pain
    Joseph Audette

  19. Acupuncture
    May Pian-Smith

  20. Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
    Elizabeth Loder and Pat McAlary

  21. Radiotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer Pain
    Thomas F. DeLaney

    Section V. Acute Pain

  22. Postoperative Pain in Adults
    Katharine Fleischmann and Elizabeth Ryder

  23. Postoperative Pain in Children
    Lucy Chen

  24. Pain in Burn Patients
    Salahadin Abdi

  25. Pain Management in Sickle Cell Disease
    Jatinder Gill

    Section VI. Chronic Pain

  26. Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
    Dennis Dey and Anne Louise Oaklander

  27. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    Daniela Hord

  28. Back & Neck Pain (Diagnosis)
    Shihab Ahmed and James Rathmell

  29. Back Pain (Management)
    Zahid Bajwa and Thomas Simopoulos

  30. Headache
    Mike Cutrer and David Black

  31. Facial Pain
    Martin Acquadro and Alexandre DeSilva

  32. Opioid Therapy in CNTP
    Jane Ballantyne and Jianren Mao

  33. Pain in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    Andrew Rice

    Section VII. Pain Due to Cancer

  34. Pain in Adults with Cancer
    Daniela Hord and Annabel Edwards

  35. Control of Pain in Children with Chronic and Terminal Disease
    Alyssa LeBel and Karla Hayes

  36. Palliative Medicine
    J Andrew Billings

    Section VIII. Special Situations

  37. Chronic Opioid Therapy, Drug Abuse and Addiction
    Jane Ballantyne and David Gastfriend

  38. Pain and Affective Disorders
    Dan Rockers and Scott Fishman

  39. Emergencies in the Pain Clinic
    Asi Hacobian and Milan Stojanovic

Drug Appendix
Del Black and Gary Brenner

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