The successor to White and Sweet's 'bible' of neurosurgical pain management! Not since White and Sweet published Pain and the Neurosurgeon in the 1960's has there been a single-volume, comprehensive review of the entire field of neurosurgical pain management. Now you have Dr. Kim Burchiel's complete, one-volume sourcebook, an indispensable professional tool examining all current concepts of: pain neuroanatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology; new procedures that minimize invasiveness and postoperative neurological deficiencies; and the entire scope of surgical and medical management of pain. Special features of the encyclopedic resource:Special Considerations-highlighting key clinical information for everyday practical usePoint/Counterpoint-giving the pros and cons of different treatment methodsEach chapter authored by a prominent expert, followed by a critique from an authority with a different perspective and opinionSpecial sections on the analysis, assessment, and nonsurgical treatment of painYou will benefit from an international board of contributors, a virtual 'who's who' in pain medicine, management, and surgery. Each chapter is authored by a distinguished specialist in that area, and also includes commentary on the technique under discussion. In that way, you get the balanced presentation of issues that is so critical for effective decision-making in individual cases. Surgical Management of Pain is essential for all neurosurgeons, pain specialists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, and physicians involved in the treatment of pain. The information provided in this one-volume guide is not available elsewhere, and you will refer to it frequently. It is destined to become the definitive and authoritative source in the field. Kim J. Burchiel, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.