Basic Pain Mechanisms. Peripheral nociceptive mechanisms ; Spinal nociceptive mechanisms ; Supraspinal Pain Mechanisms -- Epidemiology, Psychology, Evaluation and Treatment ; Epidemiology of chronic pain ; Psychological features of chronic pain ; Evaluation of chronic pain ; Efficacy of manual therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain -- Clinical Presentations of Chronic Pain. Chronic musculoskeletal pain ; Neuropathic pain ; Chronic Visceral Pain ; Primary headaches and orofacial pain ; Pain in the elderly.
The effective management of pain is a problem which confronts all manual therapists. This book provides a clear picture of our current understanding of pain mechanisms and shows how that knowledge should inform approaches to treatment. The knowledge of pain science that the book conveys will help the therapist select the best approach to the clinical management of each patient.