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Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to be a Life Sentence! Suffering from chronic pain can be incredibly isolating and frustrating. Visiting doctor after doctor can leave you feeling as if there is no treatment for your pain. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, this book can be a first step to understanding treatments that can help manage pain. Though doctors have tried to treat patients in pain throughout history, more recently, focused training and certification in pain medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new specialty designed to help people suffering from chronic pain. Pain-Wisealso includes expert advice on: " Identifying what parts of your body are in pain, using a simple anatomy guide " How to choose a pain specialist that is right for you " Getting the most out of your doctor’s visits " Basic explanations of common interventional pain management techniques " How to follow-up on treatment Written by three doctors with years of experience in pain management, Pain-Wiseis a patient’s guide to simplifying the confusing and often overwhelming process of finding treatment for chronic pain. It will teach you the basics of how pain works, explain different interventional pain therapies in layman’s terms, and help you find a doctor that can manage, and potentially relieve, your chronic suffering.

Author Biography

David Kloth, M.D. is an anesthesiologist specializing in pain management. Dr. Kloth founded Connecticut Pain Care, where he continues to serve as the President and Medical Director and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut Pain Society. He now serves on the Board of Asipp and Nans and is an examiner for the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. Andrea Trescot, M.D. is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and an examiner for the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Trescot has 20 years of experience as a pain clinic Director in private practice and serves on the Board of ASIPP. For more information about Dr. Trescot, visit www.drtrescot.com. Francis Riegler, M.D., M.B.A. is President of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as well as President and Co-Founder of Universal Pain Management. Dr. Riegler serves on the Board of ASIPP and currently lectures resident and fellow physicians about healthcare economics.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
A Brief History of Pain Medicinep. 1
Not All Pain Physicians Are the Same:p. 5
Choosing the Right Physician for Your Problemp. 6
What to Expect from Interventional Pain Managementp. 11
Anatomy: An Explanation of the Parts of You That You Can't See in the Mirrorp. 15
Diagnostic Testing:p. 19
Radiology: A Look Inside the Bodyp. 20
Electrodiaynostic Medicine: More Tests to Complete the Picturep. 23
Comprehensive Pain Therapy: Other Pieces of the Puzzlep. 25
Medications: So Much More than Just Pain Pillsp. 29
Trigger Point Injections: Treating Tight and Restricted Musclesp. 43
Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Injections in Other Places and Spacesp. 47
Epidural Injections: Not Just for Childbirthp. 53
Facet Injections: Treating Arthritis of the Spinep. 61
Sacroiliac Injections: Another Common Cause of Back Painp. 67
Radiofrequency Ablation and Cryoneuroablation: Making the Pain Stay Awayp. 69
Adhesiolysis: Washing Away the Scar Tissuep. 71
Regenerative Therapy: Rebuilding the Body's Normal Tissuep. 75
Discography: A Better Look at Your Discsp. 79
Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery: When Less Is Morep. 83
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: One Small Nerve Causing Big Problemsp. 89
Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN): Early Treatment Is the Key to Successp. 95
Implantable Techniquesp. 99
Spinal Cord Stimulationp. 99
Spinal Drug Delivery Systemsp. 102
Peripheral Nerve/Field Stimulationp. 106
Cancer Pain: Effective Control Is Usually Possiblep. 109
Insurance: Copays, Coinsurance, Deductibles, Oh My!p. 115
Workers' Compensation: How It Works and What to Do If It Doesn'tp. 121
Conclusionp. 125
Glossaryp. 126
Online Resourcesp. 143
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