This comprehensive volume reviews the latest basic and clinical research on orofacial pain conditions and describes current approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Leading experts in pain research and management provide new insights on the neurophysiologic processes associated with orofacial pain and the new methods that are being used to manage it. New classifications and diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders are fully assessed, including new measurements of pain-related disability and psychological status. The book covers a wide range of topics from a broad multidisciplinary perspective.
The opening section discusses the prevalence and impact of orofacial pain. The next section examines the specific mechanisms of orofacial pain and its modulation. A major portion of the book provides extensive coverage of orofacial pain assessment, diagnosis, and classification, including new classifications of headache and facial pain and the differential diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders. Close attention is given to current diagnostic strategies for temporomandibular disorders, including temporomandibular imaging and cervical spine evaluation. The final section discusses patient management strategies and offers guidelines for conducting clinical research on temporomandibular disorders.
This volume is an essential resource for all clinicians who manage patients with orofacial pain disorders. It also provides a valuable framework for clinical research on new treatment strategies and basic research on the mechanisms underlying these disorders.
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Descripción Raven Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0781702372