Pain Medicine Board Review: A Comprehensive Board Review for Primary and Maintenance of Certification

ISBN : 9780190217518

Marc A. Huntoon
424 Pages
216 x 279 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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Pain Medicine Board Review is a comprehensive guide for preparing for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification or recertification in Pain Medicine, and for residents preparing for in-training examinations in Pain Medicine. The text is organized into 28 chapters covering topics such as Anatomy, Physiology of Pain, Pharmacology, Diagnosis of Pain, and various pain syndromes. Each section includes questions, answers, and detailed explanations with highlighted key points, and concise further reading lists. Questions follow the ABMS style, and the explications of answers carefully address all points in the ABMS content outline for Pain Medicine. A section on imaging includes high quality magnetic resonance images, ultrasound images, fluoroscopic images and other images that will enable the examination candidate to answer questions that determine knowledge of pathological states as compared to normal and complications of treatments.


1. Pain Anatomy and Physiology
2. Literature Review and Evidence
3. Pain Research: Placebo, Animal Models, Ethics and Epidemiology
4. Psychology of Pain: Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Pain
5. Gender Differences in Pain
6. Imaging
7. Addiction and Pain
8. Pharmacology
9. Miscellaneous Pharmacology
10. Neuromodulation Techniques
11. Pain Management Techniques
12. Musculoskeletal Pain
13. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnosis
14. Complementary Therapies (CAM)
15. Work Rehabilitation
16. Acute Pain Management and Tissue Pain
17. Chronic Cancer Pain
18. Cervical Radicular Pain
19. Low Back and Radicular pain
20. Pelvic Pain
21. Obstetric Pain
22. Headache
23. Orofacial Pain
24. Neuropathic Pain
25. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
26. Pediatric Pain and Development of Pain Systems
27. Geriatric Pain
28. Pain Relief in Areas of Deprivation and Conflict

About the author: 

Marc Huntoon is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

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