Friday, June 20, 2008

New book: Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Pain (IASP Press, 2008)

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Pain

Editors: Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, and Siegfried Mense

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Pain combines original contributions and proceedings from the IASP research symposium on musculoskeletal pain. This book presents the fundamentals along with the most recent research on topics related to musculoskeletal pain written by basic scientists and clinicians.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I reviews the basic mechanisms of muscle pain, covering peripheral and central aspects. Part II describes key factors determining muscle pain sensitivity, with a thorough explanation of sex-related and genetic factors. Part III describes the effects of muscle pain on motor function with a focus on jaw pain, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and joint pain. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on translational aspects of musculoskeletal pain research to clarify how current research can benefit clinical strategies.

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