Clinical Pain Management


Chronic Pain

The second edition of Chronic Pain now covers a vast scientific and clinical arena, with the scientific background and therapeutic options much expanded. In common with the other titles comprising Clinical Pain Management, the volume gathers together the available evidence-based information in a reader-friendly format without unnecessary detail.

  • Part One encompasses basic science, including applied physiology, genetics and epidemiology, through societal aspects of chronic pain and disability, to patient assessment, diagnostic procedures and outcome measures.
  • Part Two considers the different therapies available, including pharmacological, psychological, behavioural, interventional and alternative.
  • Part Three describes specific and non-specific pain syndromes and their management, including pain in neurological disease, in HIV and AIDS patients, and after surgery or spinal cord injury, regional pain in the head, face, neck, back, joints, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and issues related to pain in children, the elderly and in association with substance misuse.

Edited by

Peter R Wilson MB BS PhD
Professor of Pain Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, USA

Paul J Watson PhD MSc MCSP
Professor of Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Leicester, UK

Jennifer A Haythornthwaite PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, USA

Troels S Jensen MD PhD
Experimental and Clinical Pain Research
Department of Neurology and Danish Pain Research Center
Aarhus University

Series editor
Douglas Justins MB BS FRCA
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Pain Management Centre
St Thomas’ Hospital
London, UK

Lead editor
Andrew SC Rice MB BS MD FRCA
Professor of Pain Research, Department of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care, Imperial College London; and Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation NHS Trust, London, UK