• Preface to the Third Edition

    “Pain Pain Go Away, Come Again on Another Day”

    True to the above words, perhaps the most important factor in the revolution of pain management has been evolution in the attitude of individuals who are no longer willing to suffer pain in silence. Scientific discoveries that explain some of the most perplexing features of pain have facilitated this change in attitude. It has been our constant effort to put forward these scientific discoveries in front of our readers. This is one among them.

    We have travelled quiet a distance in publishing two editions of widely read "Textbook of Pain Management." With each edition release, we are learning a lot by collecting inputs from our keen readers. We are indebted to your support, suggestion, critics and encouragement. Without your valuable suggestions, we would not have grown this far.

    The first edition was released in 2005 with contributions from 2 authors (from the same state, namely Andhra Pradesh) containing 61 chapters. The second edition was published in 2009 with contributions from 6 authors (from different states in India). The third edition is coming up with contributions from more than 70 authors (spread over entire world) containing 114 chapters. This speaks volumes about the substance, value and popularity of the content and presentation.

    Also, the third edition includes addition of new chapters, pictures, illustrations and content developed by our famed faculty from all over the globe. This would not have been possible without contribution from our esteemed contributing authors. They are academicians par excellence who are well aware of the current trends in pain management. The contributors are all actively involved in clinical and/or research work, so the text written by them reflects their real hands-on experience. Their effort reflects in improving the depth of discussion in the book.

    The book contains eight parts: General Considerations, Basic Sciences, Pain Syndromes, Acute pain, Interventions, Advanced Therapy, Pain in Special Situations and Adjuncts in Pain Management. Every part has been written keeping the basic science and latest developments in view. The reader will find it easier to understand the disease process and the relevant treatment. The language is simple and the discussion extensive. As ever, we have been focussing on the evidence-based medicines, guidelines, and as a value addition, we have added information from much acclaimed Cochrane Review where ever it was available and appropriate.

    You will find the information in the third edition 'a cut above the rest.' We have raised the bar of standard pain management principles by few notches above the prevailing practice. We hope you will accept this book with open arms and support the way you supported the first two editions. It has been a great journey so far, we know that we have miles to go before reaching the destination. We also believe in the words 'Journey of thousand miles also begins with first step.' The first two steps have already been taken; it is time for the third step, i.e., the third edition. We present you this bouquet of pearls and priceless gems wrapped with immortal scientific knowledge.

    Muralidhar Joshi

  • Authors & Affiliations
    Amarnath Reddy, MD, IDCC
    Consultant, Dept of Anaesthesiology Critical Care & Pain Management, Kamineni Hospitals
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Gayatri Palat, MD, DNB
    Programme Director, Palliative Access
    Programme (PAX), INCTR MNJ Institute of Oncology & RCC
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Ananth Balasubramanyam, MD, FRCA
    Registrar in Anaesthetics
    University Hospital Aintree, NHS Trust
    Liverpool, UK
    Geeta Joshi, MD, DA, PGDHHM
    Dy. Director & Professor of Anaesthesiology
    Head, Pain & Palliative Medicine
    Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    Anil Agarwal, MD, MNAMS
    Prof, Dept of Anaesthesia & Pain Management SGPGI
    Lucknow, UP, India
    Gopal TVS, MD
    Director, Axon Anaesthesia Associates
    HOD, Anaesthesiology, Care Hospitals
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Athma Prasanna, BSc, MD, MNAMS
    Senior Consultant in Anaesthesia & I/C Pain Management Service
    Royal Hospital (Ministry of Health) Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    Harsha Shanthanna, MD, DNB, FIPP
    Assistant Prof, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Michael DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
    St Joseph's Hospital Hamilton, Canada
    Bibhukalyani Das, MD
    Director, Academic Development
    Chief of Neuroanaesthesia
    Neurocritical Care & Pain Clinic, Institute of Neuroscience
    Kolkata, WB, India
    Hirachand Mutagi, MD, FRCA, FFPMRCA
    Medical Service Head, Pain Management Dudley Group of Hospitals
    Dudley, West Midlands, UK
    Chittaranjan Das, DA, FIP
    Consultant Pain Management
    Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Jayashree Sood, MD, FFARCS, PGDHHM, FICA
    Prof & Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesiology
    Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Gangaram Hospital
    New Delhi, India
    Gauhar Afshan, FCPS
    Chairman & Associate Professor Aga Khan University
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Jitendra Jain, MD, DNB
    Pain Fellowship (Canada) Consultant Pain Physician,
    Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Gautam Das, MD, FIPP
    Director, Daradia Pain Clinic
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    Kailash Kothari, MD
    Director & Chief Pain Management Consultant
    Pain Clinic of India Pvt Limited & Fortis Hospital
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Manjushree Ray, MD, MNAMS
    Principal, Burdwan Medical College
    Burdwan, West Bengal, India
    Kalra NK, MD, PDCC in Pain Management SGPGI,
    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Manohar L Sharma, MD, FRCA
    MSc Pain Management, FFPMRCA
    Clinical Director, Department of Pain Medicine
    The Watson Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery, NHS Foundation Trust
    Liverpool, UK
    Krishna Poddar, MD
    Director, Kolkata Pain Clinic, Belleve Hospital Fortis Hospital & VIMS
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    Mary Korula, MD, DA, FICA
    Prof & Head of Unit 5, Department of Anaesthesiology
    Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Kritika Manish Doshi, MD, DA, FIPP
    Consultant Pain Management, Dr Doshi's Pain Relief Centre
    Jupiter Bethany Hospitals, Thane, Maharashtra, India
    Meera Sayani, DA, FIPM
    Consultant Anaesthesiologist
    Guru Gobind Singh Government Hospital
    Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
    Lakshmi Vas, MD Director
    Ashirwad Pain Relief Clinic
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Munshi Shiraz, DNB, FIPP
    Director, CHEERS Interventional Pain Management
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    Lokesh Ningegowda, MD
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
    Muralidhar Thondebhavi S, MD, FRCA, FFPMRCA
    Consultant Anaesthesia & Pain Management, Apollo Hospitals
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Madhur Chadha, DNB, Fellow in Pain Consultant
    Axon Multidisciplinary Pain Management Centre
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Muralidhar Joshi, MD, DNB
    Director, Pain Management Centre, Kamineni Hospitals,
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Madhuri Lokapur, MD, DA, FICS, FIPP
    Consultant Pain Management & Palliative Care, Dr MJ Joshi Memorial Hospital
    Ruby Hall Clinic, Jehangir-Apollo Hospital
    Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Nana Morkane, MD
    Consultant Pain Management Chembur, Fortis Hospital
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Mahesh Menon, MD, DNB
    Consultant, Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care
    Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Nankar YL, MD
    Nirmaya Pain Clinic
    Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Manish Singh, MD, PDCC in Pain Management
    SGPGI, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Nidhi Gupta, MD, DCP
    Speciality Registrar, Psychiatry
    Birmingham Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust
    West Midlands, UK
    Rajeev Harshe, MD
    Consultant Pain Management, Apollo Hospitals
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    Palanisamy Vijayanand, FCARCSI, DPainMed (RCSI), MSc (Pain), FFPMCAI
    Director, Axon Multidisciplinary Pain Management Centre
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Rakesh Garg, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology Pain & Palliative Care
    Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS
    New Delhi, India
    Panchal Snehal, DMD, DNB
    Ex Clinical Assistant in Pain Management, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre
    Mumbai Maharashtra, India
    Rakesh Sondekoppam V, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Regional Anaesthesia
    London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontarion, Canada
    Pankaj N Surange, MD, FIPP
    Director, Interventional Pain & Spine Centre (IPSC)
    New Delhi, India
    Ram Pasupuleti, Fellow in Pain Management
    Director, Centre for Pain Management
    Bowling Green, KY, USA
    Pradeep Jain, MD, FICA
    Senior Consultant & Pain Physician, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
    New Delhi, India
    Ravi Krishna Kalathur, MD, FIPP
    Senior Consultant, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Apollo Hospital
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Prakash Deshmukh, DA, FIPP
    Director, Pain Clinic of India Pvt Ltd
    Kalyan, Maharashtra, India
    Ravindra Harne
    Consultant Interventional Pain Medicine & Anaesthesiologist
    Jabalpur, MP, India
    Pranay Reddy K, DA, FIPM
    Consultant Pain Management, Sai Krishna Neuro Hospital
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Sabina Shibli, FRCA
    Consultant Anaesthetist, Jurong Health, Alexandra Hospital
    Prasanna BS, MD Consultant
    Department of Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital
    Yeshwanthapura Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Sachin D Joshi, MD, FIPM
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management
    Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad, AP, India
    Pravesh Kanthed, DA, DNB, FIPP
    Head, Choithram Interventional Spine & Pain Centre
    Indore, MP, India
    Preeti Doshi P, MD, DA(UK), FRCS(II), FIPP
    Consultant & In-charge of Pain Clinic, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Saikat Sengupta, MD, DNB, MNAMS
    Senior Consultant, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital
    Professor, Apollo Hospital Education Research Foundation
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    Sushma Bhatnagar, MD
    Additional Professor & HOD Anaesthesiology
    Pain & Palliative Care Institute
    Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS New Delhi, India
    Sandeep Diwan, MD, DA
    Consultant Anaesthesiology & Pain Management
    Miraj, Maharashtra, India
    Tarlika Parimal Doctor, MD
    Professor, Pain Medicine & Rehabilitation
    BJ Medical College & Civil Hospital
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    Sandeep Kapur, MD, FRCA, FFPMRCA
    Consultant, Pain Management, Dudley NHS Trust
    West Midlands, UK
    Uma Maheshwara Rao, WDA, DNB, FIPM
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management
    Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad, AP, India
    Sanjay Khanna, MD
    Consultant, Interventional Pain Medicine & Anaesthesiologist
    Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Vidya R Iyer, MD, PDCC, FIPP
    Associate Prof in Anaesthesia
    Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Saraswathi Devi P
    Prof & HOD, Anaesthesiology & Pain Relief
    Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Virender K Mohan, DA, MD, FIPP
    Additional Prof, Department of Anaesthesiology
    Consultant Pain Clinic, AIIMS
    New Delhi, India
    Sharada Joshi, DMRD, DNB
    Consultant Radiologist
    Hyderabad, AP, India
    Vrushali Ponde, MD
    Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Holy Family Hospital
    Children's Orthopaedic Centre
    Hinduja Surgical Health Care
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Shivanna Venkataramana, MD, FRCA, FIPP
    Consultant Pain Management, Nova Specialty Hospitals
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Shashikanth Manikappa, MD, DNB, FANZCA
    Director, Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    South-East Sector, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Sugam S Kale, MD, DA(UK), FRCA
    Consultant Anaesthetist, Jurong Health
    Alexandra Hospital, Singapore
    Yatindra Kumar Batra, MD, MNAMS, FAMS
    Prof, Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
    PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Sujeet K Gautam, MD, PDCC in Pain Management
    Assistant Prof, RML Institute of Medical Sciences
    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Sunil Pandya T, MD, PDCC
    Director, Prerana Group of Anaesthesiologists
    Hyderabad, AP, India