The approach in this book is direct and simple. The author deals only with nerve block for the most commonpain syndromes that the average practitioner will encounter frequently. This option is highly effective, but often not used simply because oral analgesics and anti-inflammatories are more familiar methods. The clear writing style leads step-by-step to the appropriate nerve block procedure. The author also discusses succinctly practical psychological issues of pain, placebos, etc.Cytowic, Richard E. is the author of 'Nerve Block for Common Pain' with ISBN 9780387971476 and ISBN 0387971475.