This concise, yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for certification, re-certification, CME - or for use as a clinical refresher. Featuring the insights of the world's leading authorities, its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies only the most important content, for maximum yield and comprehension. This book is perfect for pain medicine and anesthesiology exams - or as a concise clinical consult on the major presentations and interventions in pain. The standardized, bulleted format highlights and summarizes key concepts, to assure quick absorption of the material and reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics.All key topics are covered including physiology, patient assessment, therapeutics and interventional therapies, chronic and acute pain, disability, special techniques, and much more. Gain easy access to state-of-the-art alternative treatments such as acupuncture and TENS, new treatments for AIDS- and cancer-related pain, and more. The chapters are logically organized to help focus your study and provide quick access to topics. The abbreviated contents include: Test Preparation and Planning; Basic Physiology; Evaluation of the Pain Patient; Analgesic Pharmacology; Acute Pain Management; Regional Pain; Chronic Pain Management; Special Techniques in Pain Management; and Disability.