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Author Nix, W. A. (Wilfred A.), 1947-

Title Muscles, nerves, and pain : a guide to diagnosis, pain concepts and therapy / Wilfred A. Nix
Edition Second edition
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2017


Description 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Basics of anatomy -- 2. Examination process -- 3. Electrophysiology -- 4. Radicular lesions -- 5. Lesions of single nerves -- 6. Pain from nerve, muscle, and tissue -- 7. Polyneuropathy -- 8. General therapeutic guidelines
1 Basics of anatomy Motor system Sensory system Vegetative system Neuron Peripheral nerve Regeneration of the peripheral nerves Denervation and reinnervation Sequelae of nerve injuries on the sensory system and pain 2 Examination process Motor function Reflexes Sensitivity Vegetative nervous system 3 Electrophysiology 4 Radicular lesions Segmental innervation Remarks on terminology Overuse and disc herniation Diagnostics Therapy of a herniated disc Cervical root syndromes Lumbar root syndromes 5 Lesions of single nerves Trigeminal nerve Facial nerve Brachial plexus Shoulder nerves Axillary nerve Musculocutaneous nerve Radial nerve Ulnar nerve Median nerve Volkmann's contracture Lumbosacral plexus Cutaneous femoral nerve Femoral nerve Sciatic nerve Tibial nerve Peroneal nerve Anterior tibial nerve syndrome 6 Acute and chronic pain Pain concepts over time Aspects of physiology and pain pathways Nociceptors in muscles and joints Neurogenic inflammation Nociceptive pain Neuropathic pain Mi xed pain concept 7 Pain mechanics First and second neuron pathways Impulse propagation in the normal nerve: the diseased nerve and cross-talk Ectopic impulse generation and peripheral sensitization Central sensitization and anatomical plasticity Central sensitization and descending inhibition Sympathetic-afferent coupling 8 Polyneuropathies Demyelinating neuropathies Axonal degeneration Combined axon and myelin damage Diabetic neuropathy 9 Clinical aspects of painful conditions Complex regional pain syndrome Root avulsions Referred pain Myofascial syndrome Pain states in the trunk and extremities Herpes zoster Muscle cramps 10 General therapeutic guidelines Nerve-muscle interaction Regeneration-promoting substances Pain therapy Neuropathic pain treatment Subject Index
Summary "Many patients suffer from problems in their muscles or nerves in combination with pain. This book is about the complex interplay between the causes of these problems and the puzzle they pose. Pain is the subjective experience of a psychophysical phenomenon arising from a defined area in the body. It is a cry for help and challenges the physician to ask the right questions and to carry out the right examinations. If they succeed in doing so, the patient's signs and symptoms will be translated into the present knowledge of pain concepts to initiate appropriate therapy. With this goal in mind, this book summarizes the latest scientific information on pain states and their mechanisms. It provides a deeper understanding of the different pain conditions and allows physicians to form strategies for better pain therapy. The second edition includes more graphs, tables, and illustrations. It is updated with the current and dynamically expanding knowledge on the therapy of several disease states and explains in more detail the processing of pain in the central nervous system. When puzzling symptoms of sensory, motor, and autonomic deficits are evident, an examination has to be performed systematically in order to reach the correct diagnosis. This calls for suitable anatomical knowledge. Depending on where a lesion exists within a peripheral nerve, the root or the plexus, typical patterns of paralysis can be detected. Numerous illustrations in the book help physicians to more easily understand and solve problems of peripheral nerve and root injuries and their sequelae in their daily work."--Website publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Myalgia.
Pain -- physiopathology
Muscles -- physiopathology
Nervous System -- physiopathology
Pain Management
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783662537190