Orofacial pain and headache [electronic resource] /
edited by Yair Sharav, Rafael Benoliel ; foreword by Barry J. Sessle.
Edinburgh ; New York : Mosby, 2008.
xii, 441 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
0723434123, 9780723434122
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Edinburgh ; New York : Mosby, 2008.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'Orofacial Pain' is a timely and comprehensive addition to the important area of the diagnosis and treatment of cranofacial pain. The text integrates knowledge from the areas of headache and orofacial pain, explaining common mechanisms involved in the two phenomena, with implications for pain diagnosis and management.
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OROFACIAL PAIN AND HEADACHE is a timely, comprehensive and instructive addition to the pain literature; in particular the important and truly multidisciplinary area of orofacial pain. Based on their extensive clinical experience and a thorough understanding of pain mechanisms specific to the trigeminal system, the editors, Yair Sharav and Rafael Benoliel, have integrated knowledge from the areas of headache and orofacial pain and have succinctly explained common mechanisms involved in the two phenomena, with important implications for pain diagnosis and management. Internationally renowned editors and contributor team Integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oral and facial pain syndromes as well as common primary headaches A thorough review of the four majorclinical entities of orofacial pain: acute dental, neurovascular, musculoskeletal and neuropathic Comprehensive coverage of the pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic pain Chapters on the psychological, neurosurgical and otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain An in depth discussion of facial pain and headaches secondary to medical co-morbidities Exploration of complementary and alternative methods of pain control including acupuncture, food additives and hypnosis
Table of Contents
The diagnostic process
Anatomy and neurophysiology of orofacial pain
Measuring and assessing pain
Psychological aspects of orofacial pain
Acute oral and perioral pain
Otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain
Masticatory myofascial pain, tension-type and chronic daily headache
Pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint
Migraine and possible facial variants (neurovascular orofacial pain)
The trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TACs)
Neuropathic orofacial pain
Neurosurgical aspects of orofacial pain
Secondary regional pain syndromes
Orofacial pain in the medically compromised patient
Drug therapy for acute orofacial pain
Drug therapy for chronic orofacial pain
Complementary and alternative pain control methods
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