Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD procedure)

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CHAPTER 38 Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD procedure) Lora L. Brown INTRODUCTION •   MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) is an FDA cleared percutaneous, fluoroscopically guided procedure developed as a less destabilizing…

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Vascular Complications of Spinal Interventions

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CHAPTER 41 Vascular Complications of Spinal Interventions Scott E. Glaser, Rinoo V. Shah, and Peter S. Staats INTRODUCTION Minimally invasive procedures/injections are used to diagnose and treat pain emanating from…

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Neurolytic Blocks

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CHAPTER 77 Neurolytic Blocks Kenneth D. Candido and Nebojsa Nick Knezevic INTRODUCTION Dogliotti1 first described the technique of subarachnoid chemical neurolysis using alcohol for the treatment of sciatic pain more…

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Pudendal Nerve Block

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CHAPTER 62 Pudendal Nerve Block Susanti Chowdhaury, Gail Gray, and Andrea Trescot Pudendal pain can often be difficult to diagnose and harder to treat. The majority of patients suffering from…

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Trialing Procedure

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CHAPTER 70 Spinal Cord Stimulation: Trialing Procedure Richard B. North INTRODUCTION This chapter deals with screening trials for the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to treat otherwise intractable pain….

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Celiac Plexus Block Using CT Guidance

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CHAPTER 45 Celiac Plexus Block Using CT Guidance Kenneth D. Candido and Nebojsa N. Knezevic INDICATIONS The major indications for celiac plexus block (CPB) include abdominal pain which is nonresponsive…

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Permanent Implant

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CHAPTER 68 Permanent Implant Sean Li and Peter S. Staats INTRODUCTION The use of intrathecal opioids dates back to August 16, 1898, when August Bier and his assistant Hildebrandt performed…

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EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies

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CHAPTER 12 EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies Bridget T. Carey OVERVIEW In the practice of pain medicine, nerve conduction studies and electromyography provide useful information through the diagnosis of peripheral…

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Splanchnic Nerve Blocks

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CHAPTER 44 Splanchnic Nerve Blocks Andrea Trescot INDICATIONS The splanchnic nerves transmit the majority of nociceptive information from the viscera. Classically performed for patients with intra-abdominal cancer, indications recently have…

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