Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Abstract Peripheral nerve stimulation has been in existence for 50 years and has evolved over that time. Original designs of electrodes were cumbersome and required surgical open placement. Problems with…

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Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Abstract Vertebral augmentation procedures, which generally refer to vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, are interventional procedures used to treat vertebral compression fractures that may result from a variety of conditions, including osteoporosis,…

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Central and Peripheral Neurolysis

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Central and Peripheral Neurolysis

Abstract Intrathecal neurolysis is considered when the patient’s cancer pain is intractable and refractory to medical and interventional therapies. The pain should be unilateral, located in the thorax and abdomen,…

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Neurolytic Sympathetic Blocks

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Neurolytic Sympathetic Blocks

Abstract Pain associated with cancer may be somatic, visceral, or neuropathic in origin, and approximately 50% of all cancer patients have a combination of pain types at the time of…

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Facet Syndrome

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Abstract Spine pain arising from the facet joints is one of the leading causes of pain and disability. The facet joint is a common source of neck, shoulder, mid back,…

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Discography

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Discography

Abstract Discogenic pain, or pain arising from the intervertebral discs, is a common cause of chronic spinal pain, constituting approximately 40% of cases of low back pain. Discs invariably degenerate…

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