The Pain Management Handbook

A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Maurice E. Hamilton

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Steven H. Richeimer
    Pages 1-23
  3. N. Vijayan
    Pages 25-43
  4. N. Vijayan, Stanley M. Naguwa
    Pages 45-55
  5. William R. Lewis, Ezra A. Amsterdam
    Pages 79-115
  6. R. Erick Pecha, Thomas Prindiville
    Pages 117-145
  7. Anthony R. Stone, Jae H. Kim
    Pages 147-164
  8. E. Ralph Johnson, Viviane Ugalde
    Pages 165-190
  9. James C. Leek
    Pages 191-200
  10. Richard H. White
    Pages 201-218
  11. Scott Christensen, John Linder, John Meyers, Frederick J. Meyers
    Pages 219-237
  12. Dennis L. Fung
    Pages 239-259
  13. Maurice E. Hamilton
    Pages 261-282
  14. Maurice E. Hamilton, M. Eric Gershwin
    Pages 283-352
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 369-380

About this book


Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. SAMUEL JoHNSON, The Rambler, no. 48 (September 1, 1750) Who among us has not experienced the suffering of a patient with chronic disease, who in addition to the vicissitudes of fatigue, anxiety, and frustration, must also deal with the suffering of pain? Who among us has not considered, and then reconsidered, whether a patient's complaints are worthy of a narcotic and thence worried about the social and legal implications of chronic use? Who among us has not refused pain medications to our patients for fear that use was turning into abuse? Finally, who among us would not have liked a clinical guide to a myriad of syndromes, all of which have pain as their common denominator, in the hopes of developing some strategy to prioritize treatment. Our purpose in preparing The Pain Management Handbook is to provide the informa­ tion needed by clinicians to develop strategies that optimize pain management. It is the goal of the editors and authors that the present handbook, above all else, will be clinically useful. Its aim is to provide practical information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of disorders causing pain, along with tables and graphics to provide the busy practitioner with rapid access to relevant data.


diagnosis management medical ethics pain treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Maurice E. Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7287-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1796-1
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