4. Therapeutic options in pain management

Bonnie Z. Dean, Faren H. Williams, John C. King, Mark J. Goddard

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This self-directed learning module highlights advances in therapeutic options in pain management. It is part of the chapter on pain rehabilitation for the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This section discusses pharmacologic agents, modalities, behavioral strategies, and invasive techniques in pain management, with case studies illustrating pain management approaches in clinical practice. Advances that are covered include use of opioid receptors, receptor-specific categories of drugs used in painful conditions, components of behavioral programming for chronic pain, and the limitations of invasive techniques in chronic pain patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S21-S30
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - May 1994


  • Alpha blockade
  • Analgesics
  • Anesthetic agents
  • Anti-inflammatory agents
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressive agents
  • Baclofen
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Chemical sympathectomy
  • Epidural analgesia
  • Intractable pain
  • Modalities
  • Pain
  • Radiculitis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sympathectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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