Pain is a major health concern and a growing field of research. Molecular biologists have made rapid progress in finding relationships between genetics and pain, and Molecular Pain is the first book specifically written to bring this research to doctors and pain scientists. Unlike traditional textbooks, this book utilizes basic neuroscience to explain the mechanisms of pain. It explores current pain medicine as well as alternative treatments for chronic pain, such as acupuncture. Edited by a leading neuroscientist and written by international experts, Molecular Pain is a concise and comprehensive review of recent progress in the field of pain.