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Written by an outstanding group of internationally recognized authorities, the 6th edition of Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain provides basic scientists and clinicians with a current, in-depth overview of a comprehensive range of topics and concepts in the field of pain. It covers virtually every aspect of pain. More than 125 leading international and multidisciplinary contributors cover all of the very latest knowledge about the genetics, neurophysiology, psychology, and assessment of every type of pain syndrome, and describe today's full range of pharmacologic, interventional, electrostimulative, physiotherapeutic, and psychological management options. Combined with a dedicated website for increased portability, it has established itself as an indispensable resource that should be on the shelf of every individual or in the library of every department that researches or regularly treats pain syndromes. Over 100 internationally recognized authorities, most of whom are from Europe and North America, are contributing to the book. In addition, we will retain an international advisory board to offer guidance on clinical areas. Bridges the gap between scientific advances to the clinical management of the patient in pain Single volume reference work that covers all aspects of the physiology, psychology, asessment and management of pain. The most current, authoritative and complete core reference in the field. A well established, internationally recognized authoritative text. Features contributions from a "who's who" of authorities in pain medicine.