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Bonica's Management of Pain
Third Edition
by John D. Loeser

Bonica's Management of Pain presents a comprehensive and systematic approach to the sciences basic to the practice of pain management and to all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain.


Basic Considerations of Pain

  • History of Pain Concepts and Therapies
  • Pain Terms and Taxonomies of Pain
  • Peripheral Pain Mechansisms and Nociceptor Plasticity
  • Spinal Mechansisms and Their Modulation
  • Supraspinal Mechanisms of Pain and Nociception
  • Psychological Aspects of Pain
  • Gender, Cultural, and Environmental Aspects of Pain
  • Applied Anatomy Relevant to Pain
  • General Considerations of Acute Pain
  • General Considerations of Chronic Pain
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Programs

Evaluation of the Pain Patient

  • Medical Evaluation of the Patient with Pain
  • Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Imaging Pain Patients
  • Measurement of Pain
  • Psychological and Psychosocial Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Function and Disability
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Assessment

Generalized Pain Syndromes

Neuropathic Pains

  • Painful Neuropathies
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes - Type I: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and Type II: Causalgia
  • Pain After Amputation: Phantom Limb and Stump Pain
  • Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Central Pain States

Psychological Contributions to Pain

  • The Psychophysiology of Pain
  • Learned Pain: Pain as Behavior
  • Psychiatric Illness, Depression, and Psychogenic Pain

Vascular, Cutaneous, and Musculoskeletal Pains

  • Arthritis and Periarthritic Disorders
  • Neuropathic Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  • Treatment of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pain of Dermatologic Disorders
  • Pain Due to Vascular Disease
  • Pain in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Pain in the Malignant Diseases

  • Cancer Pain: Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Cancer Pain: Management
  • Radiotherapeutic Management of Symptomatic Disease
  • Chemotherapeutic Management of Symptomatic Disease
  • Oral Mucositis in Cancer Patients
  • Pain in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease
  • Palliative Care

Acute Pains

  • Postoperative Pain
  • Burn Pain
  • Posttrauma Pain

Pain in the Young and Elderly

  • Pain and Its Managament in Children
  • Aging and Pain

Regional Pains

Pain in the Head

  • General Considerations of Pain in the Head
  • Cranial Neuralgies
  • Headache
  • Facial and Head Pain Caused by Myofascial
  • Pain of Dental and Intraoral Origin
  • Ocular and Periocular Pain
  • Pain in the Ear, Midface, and Aerodigestive Tract
  • Pain Caused by Cancer of the Head and Neck

Pain in Neck, Shoulder, and Arm

  • General Considerations of Pain in the Neck and Upper Limb
  • Neck Pain
  • Cervicobrachial Neuralgia
  • Musculoskeletal Upper Limb Pains
  • Shoulder, Arm, and Elbow Pain
  • Painful Considerations of the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

Pain in the Chest

  • General Considerations of Pain in the Chest
  • Cardiac and Aortic Pain
  • Painful Disorders of the Respiratory System
  • Chest Pain of Esophageal Origin
  • Chest Pain from Other Disorders Including Cancer

Abdominal Pain

  • General Considerations of Abdominal Pain
  • Painful Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Painful Diseases of the Liver, Biliary System, and Pancreas
  • Painful Diseases of the Kidney and Ureter
  • Abdominal Pain Caused by Other Diseases

Pain in Pelvis, Perineum, and Genitalia

  • General Considerations
  • Pain of Childbirth
  • Gynecologic Pain Syndrome
  • Pelvic and Perineal Pain of Urologic Origin
  • Pelvic and Perineal Pain Caused by Other Disorders

Pain in Low Back, Hips, and Lower Extremities

  • General Considerations of Pain in the Low Back, Hips, and Lower Extremities
  • Low Back Pain
  • Pain of Neurologic Origin in the Hips and Lower Extremities
  • Pain in the Hip
  • Painful Disorders of the Thigh and Knee
  • Pain in the Leg, Ankle, and Foot

Methods for Symptomatic Control

General Considerations

  • Nonspecific Treatment Effects
  • Clinical Trials

Pharmacologic Therapies

  • Systemic Nonopioid Analgesics
  • Systemic Opioid Analgesics
  • Antidepressants, Muscle Relaxanats, and N-Methyl-D-Asparate Receptor Antagonists
  • Anticonvulsants and Local Anesthetic Drugs
  • Topical Medications

Psychological Techniques

  • Operant or Contingency Therapies
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pains
  • Biofeedback Therapy for Chronic Pain
  • Hypnosis
  • Relaxation and Imagery Techniques
  • Psychotherapy in the Management of Chronic Pain
  • Motivating the Pain Patient for Behavioral Change

Physical Therapeutic Modalities

  • Orthopedic Management of Pain
  • Basic Concepts in Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Implanted Electrical Stimulators

  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Brain Stimulation: Intracerebral and Motor Cortex Stimulation

Regional Anesthesia/Analgesia

  • Regional Anesthesia with Local Anesthetics
  • Regional Analgesia with Intraspinal Opioids
  • Neurolytic Blockade and Hypophysectomy

Ablative Neurosurgical Operations

  • Lesions of Primary Afferents and Sympathetic Efferents as Treatments for Pain
  • Neurosurgical Operations on the Spinal Cord
  • Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ablative Brain Operations for Chronic Pain

Multidisciplinary Multimodal Pain Management Programs

  • Multidisciplinary Pain Management
  • Building the Future


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Third Edition
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