New Guide to Classifying Pain to Reduce Healthcare Costs

"A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain" helps in the identification of predominant pain mechanisms and focuses on patient education and active care that are necessary for curing musculoskeletal pain,which can lead to better outcomes for patients and an improved utilization of the health care system.

"A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain" helps in the identification of predominant pain mechanisms and focuses on patient education and active care that are necessary for curing musculoskeletal pain,which can lead to better outcomes for patients and an improved utilization of the health care system.

Chronic pain affects about 100 million American adults— more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, according to the June 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine, Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.

“A clear, usable, reproducible classification system is critical to providing evidence-based care and decreasing health care costs for a group of patients who are quite expensive in our health care system, those with chronic pain,” said Joel Press, Executive Medical Director, Outpatient Medical Director/Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

A World of Hurt presents a synthesized pain mechanism classification system that is an evidence-based, biopsychosocial approach to better understanding the correlation between dominating pain mechanisms and patient results. The book includes clinical reasoning summary charts, patient case study charts, and patient education handouts to further assist the clinicians and patients in identifying and treating musculoskeletal pain.

The result of 16 years of practice by authors Melissa C. Kolski and Annie O’Conner, this new illustrated book based on research and clinical observation tailors pain care to each patient’s experience and guides self-management of pain.

Melissa C. Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT, is an education program manager and practicing clinician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with a specialty interest in spine care and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. 

Annie O’Connor, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT, is Corporate Director of the Musculoskeletal Practice and Clinical Manager of the River Forest Spine and Sport Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

"A World of Hurt" is available through its publisher, Thomas Land Publishers, Inc., a privately owned health sciences publisher specializing in pharmacy, clinical medicine, and rehabilitation.  Retail price is $67 USD. Find it on the web at www.musculoskeletal-pain.com

About Thomas Land Publishers, Inc.  

Thomas Land applies industry-leading standards of editorial integrity to the development and dissemination of information that improves health and medical care. Highly experienced staff and a worldwide network of specialists enable Thomas Land to react quickly to changes in the field and respond to customers’ needs and concerns.

Thomas Land journals are peer-reviewed and independent. All receive editorial direction from Editors and Editorial Boards who are recognized as leading, authoritative figures in their fields. Thomas Land journals are available in print and digital editions. www.thomasland.com.

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