Publisher description for The Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of pain management / editor, Jane C. Ballantyne ; foreword by Howard L. Fields.

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The Third Edition of this highly popular pocket guide presents the state-of-the-art approaches to pain management that are currently taught and practiced at the Massachusetts General Hospital. This edition has new chapters on chronic back pain, pain control in children with chronic and terminal disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, plus new illustrations of procedures and techniques. All chapters include the latest evidence-based information and coverage of fibromyalgia, psychosomatic complaints, headaches, and opioid cautions has been expanded.

Tables and chapter-opening outlines enable readers to find information quickly. A drug appendix and seven other practical appendices are included.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pain -- Treatment -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Analgesia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pain -- therapy -- Handbooks.