Evidence-Based Interventional Pain Medicine: According to Clinical Diagnoses

Jan van Zundert* (Editor), Jacob Patijn (Editor), Craig T. Hartrick (Editor), Arno Lataster (Editor), Frank J.P.M. Huygen (Editor), Nagy Mekhail (Editor), Maarten van Kleef (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Unrelieved chronic pain is a worldwide epidemic. Chronic pain has been subject to multiple international initiatives through the World Health Organization. Interventional Pain Medicine, the use of minimally invasive techniques to relieve pain, is the best approach when simpler measures such as physical therapy or medications fail. However, these procedures can be associated with significant risk and expense. Establishing uniformity in diagnostic criteria and procedural performance can reduce both morbidity and unnecessary procedures, and hence healthcare expenditures. While other texts explain how to perform these procedures, little focus has been given to diagnostic considerations: if and when these procedures should be performed. Evidence-Based Interventional Pain Medicine focuses on a balance between effectiveness and safety of interventional management for specific diagnoses, across all areas of chronic pain including: Head, neck and shoulder pain. Lower back pain. Neuropathic pain syndromes. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain in patients with cancer. Vascular and visceral pain. Evidence-Based Interventional Pain Medicine provides essential knowledge for anyone who uses, or intends to use, interventional pain techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781119968375, 9781119968351, 9781119968344
ISBN (Print)9780470671306
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


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    Vissers, K. C. P., Besse, K., Wagemans, M., Zuurmond, W., Giezeman, M. J. M. M., Lataster, A., Mekhail, N., Burton, A. W., van Kleef, M. & Huygen, F. J. P. M., 1 Nov 2011, Evidence-Based Interventional Pain Medicine: According to Clinical Diagnoses. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 173-190 18 p.

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