Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain ISBN: 9780702030055

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Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain By Alan J Hakim, MB, FRCP, Rosemary J. Keer, MSc, MCSP, MACP and Rodney Grahame, CBE, MD, FRCP, FACP


Pages: 336
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780702030055
Copyright: 2011



This groundbreaking new text explains and documents the scientific basis of chronic pain in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and other heritable disorders of connective tissue from the physiological, epidemiological, genetic and clinical viewpoints. It asks the reader to consider the possibility of JHS, identify it clinically, understand its co-morbidities, including interdependencies with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while managing the condition appropriately.

Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain takes a multi-specialty and multidisciplinary approach to understanding JHS and its management, drawing together expertise from a broad group of internationally-recognized authors. The book is split into two sections. Section 1 deals with the clinical manifestations of JHS and Fibromyalgia, their epidemiology and pathophysiology. Section 2 covers clinical management. Here the reader will find chapters covering pharmacotherapeutics, psychotherapy and physical therapies that address the needs of patients from childhood to adulthood.

It is hoped that Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain will advance knowledge of therapies and provoke further research while stimulating interest and encouraging debate.


  • Comprehensively relates practical therapy to the nature of the underlying pathology
  • Covers in one single text both the scientific and practical management aspect of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and its allied pathologies
  • Contributions from over 30 leading international experts
  • Multidisciplinary approach will support all health professionals working in this field


Edited by Alan J Hakim, MB, FRCP, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist & Director of Strategy and Business Improvement, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK. ; Rosemary J. Keer, MSc, MCSP, MACP, Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist, Central London Physiotherapy Clinic, Harley Street, London UK and Rodney Grahame, CBE, MD, FRCP, FACP, Consultant Rheumatologist, University College Hospital, London, UK

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