Current Pain D&T will represent the first clinical and truly management oriented book on pain medicine. It will cover with equal breadth and depth the management of the full array of both acute and chronic pain conditions. What will be especially unique about the approach here will be its ability to convey management strategies that correlate the severity of pain with the level of therapeutic intervention required to assuage it. The full array of drug treatment and analgesic strategies will be discussed in detail, and often-conveyed through a detailed management algorithm in each chapter. The treatment of pain has also become very much a multi-disciplinary effort in recent years, and this will be reflected by the fact that our editorial board on this volume includes a pain medicine specialist, internist, and a nurse practitioner.