© 2013

Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches

The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management

  • Timothy R. Deer
  • Michael S. Leong
  • Asokumar Buvanendran
  • Vitaly Gordin
  • Philip S. Kim
  • Sunil J. Panchal
  • Albert L. Ray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Medical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tony L. Yaksh, Ashley J. Wiese
      Pages 3-21
    3. Piotr K. Janicki
      Pages 23-33
    4. Asokumar Buvanendran
      Pages 35-44
    5. Yakov Vorobeychik, Channing D. Willoughby, Jianren Mao
      Pages 61-67
    6. Robert I. Cohen, Carol A. Warfield
      Pages 69-77
    7. Charles E. Argoff, Manpreet Kaur, Kelly Donnelly
      Pages 79-88
    8. Howard S. Smith
      Pages 89-97
    9. Andrea Trescot
      Pages 99-110
    10. Saloni Sharma, David M. Giampetro
      Pages 111-118
    11. Brandi A. Bottiger, Denny Curtis Orme, Vitaly Gordin
      Pages 119-133
    12. Selina Read, Jill Eckert
      Pages 135-144
    13. Naileshni Singh, Scott M. Fishman, Kyle Tokarz
      Pages 145-150
    14. Gary L. Horowitz
      Pages 151-160
    15. Steven D. Passik, Kenneth L. Kirsh
      Pages 161-168
    16. Christopher A. Steel, Jill Eckert
      Pages 169-180
    17. Ethan B. Russo, Andrea G. Hohmann
      Pages 181-197

About this book


Edited by master clinician-experts appointed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary textbook covering medical, interventional, and integrative approaches to the treatment and management of pain.   It is designed as a practical and comprehensive primary reference for busy physicians and is also an up-to-date resource for preparing for certification examinations in pain medicine.


·         Written and edited by world-class authorities

·         “Key Points” preview contents of each chapter

·         Leading edge medical topics, such as monitoring opioid use and abuse, and the emerging role of cannabinoids in pain treatment

·         Expert guidance on full range of interventional techniques

·         Clinical anatomy and physiology for the interventionist

·         Behavioral dimensions of the experience and management of pain

·         Integrative approaches for treating the “whole person”

·         Legal issues, such as failure to treat pain

·         First-hand patient accounts


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy R. Deer
    • 1
  • Michael S. Leong
    • 2
  • Asokumar Buvanendran
    • 3
  • Vitaly Gordin
    • 4
  • Philip S. Kim
    • 5
  • Sunil J. Panchal
    • 6
  • Albert L. Ray
    • 7
  1. 1.The Center for Pain Relief, Inc.West Virginia UniversityCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Stanford Pain Management Center, Redwood City, CAClinic ChiefStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology, Rush Medical CollegeProfessorChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Pennsylvania State University, College of MedicineDepartment of AnesthesiologyHersheyUSA
  5. 5.Center for Interventional Pain and Spine, Newark, DE USAMedical DirectorBryn MawrUSA
  6. 6.PresidentTampaUSA
  7. 7.The LITE Center, Clinical Associate ProfessorMedical DirectorMiamiUSA

About the editors

Timothy S. Deer, MD

President and CEO

The Center for Pain Relief

Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Charleston, WV   USA 


Michael S. Leong, MD

Clinic Chief

Stanford Pain Management Center

Redwood City, CA

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford, CA   USA


Asokumar Buvanendran, MD


Department of Anesthesiology

Rush Medical College


Orthopedic Anesthesia

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL   USA


Vitaly Gordin, MD

Associate Professor

Associate Vice Chair of Pain Management

Department of Anesthesiology

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Director, Pain Medicine

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA   USA


Philip S. Kim, MD

Medical Director

Center for Interventional Pain and Spine

Newark, DE   USA

Center for Pain Management

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr, PA   USA


Sunil J. Panchal, MD


National Institute of Pain

Tampa, FL   USA


Albert L. Ray, MD

Medical Director

The LITE Center

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL   USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches
  • Book Subtitle The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management
  • Editors Timothy R Deer
    Michael S Leong
    Asokumar Buvanendran
    Vitaly Gordin
    Philip S. Kim
    Sunil J. Panchal
    Albert L. Ray
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Academy of Pain Medicine 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-1559-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-1560-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 1104
  • Number of Illustrations 179 b/w illustrations, 233 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pain Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain is a major textbook … . The contributors come from all over the United States, with even some input from Canada, and from a wide variety of specialties. … There are many colored illustrations that greatly add to the understanding, especially of block techniques. … it should be a part of all departmental libraries and in the reference collection of pain fellows and pain practitioners.” (Elizabeth A. M. Frost, Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, August, 2013)

“This book on the clinical aspects of chronic pain management covers both interventional and noninterventional therapies. … Although the primary audience is chronic pain physicians and primary care givers, anyone managing patients with chronic pain conditions in their practice will find the book very useful. … The information is extremely practical and clinically useful. Chapters on procedures are usually well described … . Both the content and the short discussions in each chapter make it a good pain reference for a busy practice.” (Tariq M. Malik, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2013)