chapter  5
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Nonopioid Analgesics and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

The principles to be followed in the management of pain are to follow the same regardless of whether the pain is acute or chronic. The management of postoperative pain should, in fact, begin prior to the surgery during the time a history is taken by either the surgeon or the anesthesiologist. Fibromyalgia (FS) is characterized by a generalized aching or muscular pain, tingling sensations, fatigue, and nonrestorative sleep, associated with specific identifiable trigger points in the involved muscles that may affect 2 to 6 percent of the population and other disorders including tension headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, and temporomandibular joint syndrome. The eosinophilia myalgia syndrome, a condition associated with consuming. Neuropathic pain may be initiated centrally or in the peripheral nervous system. Pain in the peripheral nervous system due to local trauma or systemic disease such as diabetes has been treated effectively by a variety of medications.