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Spinal Cord Stimulation

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   It is the use of electric energy in the vicinity of the spinal cord. The leads are placed in the…

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Radiofrequency Treatment

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   High-frequency electric current has been in use for a long time for treating pain. The nerves are coagulated by passing…

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Cervical Radiculopathy

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   It is the painful involvement of cervical spinal nerve roots. It presents with pain in the neck radiating to the…

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Cervical Facet Pain

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   It is a mix of symptoms with pain in the neck, head, shoulder and upper extremity. The pain does not…

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Piriformis Syndrome

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   It is a neuropathy which presents with pain, numbness and paraesthesias in the distribution of sciatic nerve. Sciatic nerve is…

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   The sacroiliac joint is a diarthrodial joint (synovial). It is the largest axial joint in the body and is formed…

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Lumbar Discogenic Pain

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   The intervertebral disc can cause pain because of intrinsic degenerative process or compression producing radicular symptoms. It is responsible for…

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   It is radicular pain and/or radiculopathy because of narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the nerve roots. It…

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Lumbar Facet Joint Pain

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   Lumbar zygapophyseal joints are synovial joints with a fibrous capsule. Each joint has superior and inferior articular processes. The medial…

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Mucositis

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(1) Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK   It is the most common painful complication associated with systemic chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil, methotrexate) or radiotherapy to the head and neck….

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