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Clinical Aspects draws upon the expertise of its internationally renowned contributors to provide pain management and interventional pain management clinicians with an in-depth examination of these specialties. They will find it useful as not only a review, but also a valuable resource to prepare for board certification exams, based upon the curriculum of the American Board of Medical Specialties pain medicine examinations.
Clinical Aspects starts with a look at the taxonomy of various pain systems including acute pain, cancer pain, musculoskeletal and myofascial pain, and others and then moves into discussions of rehabilitation medicine, with physical medicine and rehabilitation modalities, work rehabilitation in industry, and disability evaluation. Those who practice within a biopsychosocial and multidisciplinary model will find the examinations of psychological, cognitive, and complementary therapies helpful for increasing their knowledge of these essential skills. Finally, there are brief, yet comprehensive, discussions of interventional and surgical management of pain.
Enhanced with appropriate and up-to-date references, tables, and figures, Clinical Aspects is an indispensable asset for the practicing clinician and for those preparing to take their board examination.