Chronic pain is challenging to treat in the face of an ongoing opioid crisis. Akhtar Purvez's authoritative account of pain management explores the complex and competing factors involved. He discusses approaches including advanced interventional procedures, non-opioid medications, physical therapy, and behavioral and psychologic support.
Medications that relieve pain : and kill -- The opioid epidemic that is killing us -- On addiction management -- The mystery of pain -- The complex nature of chronic pain -- The culture of pain -- The stigma of pain -- Sad but true : chronic pain and depression -- Obesity and chronic pain -- Finding the right specialist -- Searching for the cause of pain -- Fibromyalgia becomes real -- Other pain conditions -- Getting moving : exercise and physical therapy -- Interventional pain management -- Alternative management options -- Marijuana : the mystery drug -- Pain in the court room -- Co-existing with pain -- Toward a pain-free future.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 28, 2019).