This book sheds new light on central pain, a field that is largely obscured by lack of knowledge among pain professionals at all levels, including high-end pain centers. As a matter of fact, central pain, classified as a form of neuropathic pain, remains too often a scourge for those affected due to the ignorance of pain therapists worldwide and enduring misconceptions at the academic level. By weighing up the relevant evidence, the authors aim to remedy the situation by providing clear-cut, no-nonsense, unbiased and directly applicable clinical information. The clinically sound guidelines presented here are based on the authors twenty years of treating patients and conducting research in the field. The book will be an invaluable guide for neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, pain therapists as well as physiotherapists. Sergio Canavero, functional neurosurgeon, is professor (hon. c.) at Harbin Medical University in China. Dr. Canavero founded and led the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, a think-tank devoted to the advancement of brain stimulation techniques, for 20 years. He invented Extradural Motor Cortex Stimulation for Parkinson Disease, Bifocal Extradural Cortical Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation and the Vegetative State, and discovered the mechanism of Central Pain Syndrome at age 27. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and several books to his credit, and serves as a reviewer for some of the most important scientific journals like Nature Reviews, New England Journal of Medicine, Brain, Neuroimage, and Pain. Vincenzo Bonicalzi is an adjunct professor of Neurophysiopathology at the Department of Neurosciences, Ospedale Molinette (Turin, Italy) as well as pain therapist and neuroanesthesiologist.
Pain Syndromes in Neurology:Butterworths International Medical Reviews
Obtain optimal diagnostic results from the fields foremost pain expert! Noted authority Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD, offers complete, concise, and highly visual guidance on the diagnosis of more than 100 uncommon pain syndromes less frequently encountered in daily practice. Vivid illustrations depict the physical symptoms and anatomy of each pain site as well as key imaging findings involving techniques such as MRI, CT, and conventional radiograph. Its the effective, easy-access resource you need to evaluate uncommon pain syndromes and sharpen your diagnostic skills. Uses a consistent format to explore each pain syndrome, progressing through diagnostic codes • signs and symptoms • physical findings • laboratory and radiographic testing • treatment options • and clinical pearls...enabling you to find the information you need fast. Explores side effects and complications, helping you to avoid common diagnostic pitfalls and obtain the best results. Includes ICD-9 codes to facilitate accurate billing. Serves as a companion volume to Dr. Waldmans Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes, 2nd Edition -equipping you with well-rounded guidance for the clinical challenges youre likely to face. Features updated chapters throughout, and over 30 new chapters including Surpaorbital Neuralgia • Charlins Syndrome • Vails Syndrome • Hyoid Syndrome • Subacromial Impingement Syndrome • Throwers Elbow Syndrome • and Triangular Fibrocartilage Tera Syndrome-to keep you abreast of the conditions presenting in todays practice. Presents over 350 illustrations-175 in full color and more than 100 new to this edition-as well as x-rays, CTs, and MRIs, helping you to confirm your diagnoses and confidently implement techniques.