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The Resource Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction, Akhtar Purvez, MD ; foreword by John Rowlingson, MD

Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction, Akhtar Purvez, MD ; foreword by John Rowlingson, MD

Label
Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction
Title
Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction
Statement of responsibility
Akhtar Purvez, MD ; foreword by John Rowlingson, MD
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a nation, we are facing an unprecedented opioid crisis that is killing more than 65,000 people a year. It is destroying our families and decimating our neighborhoods. And it is costing us billions. As more and more people are dealing with chronic pain, and as the opioid crisis reaches epic proportions, alternative approaches to understanding pain and its management are necessary. Here, Dr. Akhtar Purvez, a seasoned researcher, pain specialist, and pain advocate, offers basic information about pain and pain conditions and considers how we approach pain from cultural, biological, and medical perspectives. He discusses the latest minimally invasive, interventional approaches like nerve blocks and ablation procedures, and neuromodulation techniques like peripheral nerve, spinal cord, and brain stimulation. The uses of marijuana and associated interventions is reviewed, and Purvez walks readers through the process of assessing pain, finding a doctor who can treat it, and methods for coping with pain through non-medical approaches like meditation. Anyone coping with pain or helping someone who is will find here a ready resource that offers hope and understanding
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purvez, Akhtar
Dewey number
616/.0472
Index
index present
LC call number
RB127
LC item number
.P87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 704.6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chronic pain
  • Pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
Label
Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction, Akhtar Purvez, MD ; foreword by John Rowlingson, MD
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medications that relieve pain, and kill -- The opioid epidemic that is killing us -- On addiction management -- A 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 syndromes -- Getting moving : exercise and physical therapy -- Interventional pain management -- Alternative management options -- Marijuana : the mystery drug -- Pain in the court room -- Coexisting with pain -- Toward a pain-free future
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 199 pages
Isbn
9781538109236
Lccn
2018012053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1031407754
  • (OCoLC)1031407754
Label
Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction, Akhtar Purvez, MD ; foreword by John Rowlingson, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medications that relieve pain, and kill -- The opioid epidemic that is killing us -- On addiction management -- A 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 syndromes -- Getting moving : exercise and physical therapy -- Interventional pain management -- Alternative management options -- Marijuana : the mystery drug -- Pain in the court room -- Coexisting with pain -- Toward a pain-free future
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 199 pages
Isbn
9781538109236
Lccn
2018012053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1031407754
  • (OCoLC)1031407754

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