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Chronic Myofascial Pain

A Patient-Centered Approach

Caroline Ashley Aileen Currie Kirsti Malterud Steinar Hunskaar



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Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
01 December 2003
Patient-Centered Care Series Series Editors: Moira Stewart Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman Chronic Myofascial Pain demonstrates how the patient-centered clinical method can assist clinicians to learn how to diagnose this non-malignant pain. It addresses the central concern of the patient and their experience of illness in addition to the issues of care. It provides patient-centered perspectives as an approach to a better understanding of the symptoms of the condition its origins consequences and meanings for the patient and its management. This book is an important resource for family doctors physiotherapists chiropractors neurologists rheumatologists and rehabilitaion workers. For more information on other titles in this series please click here
By:   Caroline Ashley, Aileen Currie
Edited by:   Kirsti Malterud, Steinar Hunskaar
Imprint:   Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   1st New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781857759471
ISBN 10:   1857759478
Pages:   592
Publication Date:   01 December 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
The magnitude of the problem and consequences for patients. The disease: chronic myofascial pain. Prevailing multidimensional models for clinical understanding of chronic pain syndromes. Clinical and laboratory examination. The illness experience. Women in pain: the meanings of symptoms and illness. Understanding the whole person. Family, work and rehabiliation for women in pain. A painful life: between multiple layers of oppression. The patient-clinician relationship. Difficult patient or difficult relationships: when things go wrong. Empowering the patient by reframing the discourse. Management of the chronic myofascial pain including finding common ground. Medication and injections. Modifying the frame of patient-physician interaction: exemplified by writing an illness diary. Cross disciplinary approaches and physiotherapy. From individual treatment to learning in groups: a group learning program as an example of occupational rehabilitation approaches. Acupuncture and myofascial pain. The art of living with pain: recovery through acknowledgement. The challenges of chronic myofascial pain: commitment to patient perspectives.

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