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Martha Rosenberg, the Evanston RoundTable’s cartoonist since 2000, has edited and illustrated a newly released book about chronic pain. “Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain: A Practical Guide for Clinicians” by Sridhar Vasudevan, M.D., published by Springer, gives pain patients and practitioners practical ways of reducing the use of surgery and opioids through cognitive behavioral and multidisciplinary treatment.

Included in “Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain” is information about the mysteries of chronic pain, why it can exist without clear cause and the main theories that seek to explain it. Individual chapters address low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and disability.

The book or individual chapters can be obtained at http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319203218#aboutBook.