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Head and Neck Blocks

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Head and Neck Blocks

Abstract The addition of head and neck blocks to a pain management physician’s skill set can be rewarding for the practitioner as well as the patient. An understanding of the…

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Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound-Guided Sympathetic Blocks: Stellate Ganglion, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, and Visceral Sympathetic Blocks

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound-Guided Sympathetic Blocks: Stellate Ganglion, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, and Visceral Sympathetic Blocks

Abstract The paravertebral sympathetic chain extends from the neck down to the coccyx where it fuses to become a single ganglion. Besides its role in the defense of the body,…

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Fluoroscopy and Radiation Safety

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Fluoroscopy and Radiation Safety

Abstract The use of fluoroscopy has revolutionized interventional pain management. Fluoroscopy is required in advanced procedures where precise needle placement is necessary. The increasing use of fluoroscopy necessitates that the…

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Truncal Blocks: Paravertebral, Intercostal, Pectoral Nerve, Suprascapular, Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric Nerve, and Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Truncal Blocks: Paravertebral, Intercostal, Pectoral Nerve, Suprascapular, Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric Nerve, and Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks

Abstract Truncal blocks include the paravertebral, intercostal, pectoral nerve, suprascapular, ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric nerve, and transversus abdominis plane blocks. The anatomy involved in these blocks and conventional and ultrasound-guided techniques are…

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Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Pain Management: Spine Injections and Relevant Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Pain Management: Spine Injections and Relevant Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Abstract Ultrasound guidance for performing interventional pain procedures is a relatively new approach when compared to traditional anatomic-landmark or fluoroscopy-based methods. Ultrasound allows interventionalists to enhance accuracy and safety of…

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Interventional Pain Procedures and the Risk of Infection

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Interventional Pain Procedures and the Risk of Infection

Abstract Interventional pain procedures and surgeries, while considered minimally invasive, can have serious, life-threatening infectious complications. The risk of infection varies considerably based on the type of procedure and patient…

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Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Abstract Because of the technological evolution and the consequent possibility of electrically stimulating more specific anatomic structures, such as the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), there has been a shift in…

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Sep 21, 2019 by in PAIN MEDICINE Comments Off on Spinal Cord Stimulation

Abstract This chapter explores spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with thorough discussion of mechanisms, patient selection, indications, contraindications, perioperative considerations, equipment, programming, procedure, complications, and cost-effectiveness. Three types of spinal cord…

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