Spinal Injections & Peripheral Nerve Blocks - a volume in the new Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management series - presents state-of-the-art guidance on when and why these procedures should be performed, the mechanisms of action on pain, and current guidelines for practice. Honorio Benzon, MD; Marc Huntoon, MD; and Samer Nauroze, MD offer expert advice and scientific evidence supporting the use of spinal injections and sympathetic nerve blocks. Comprehensive, evidence-based coverage on selecting and performing these techniques - as well as weighing relative risks and complications - helps you ensure optimum outcomes. With access to the fully searchable text at www.expertconsult.com and procedural videos on Expert Consult, you'll have the detailed visual assistance you need right at your fingertips.
- Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind spinal injections and sympathetic nerve blocks - when and why they should be performed, the mechanisms of action on pain, and current guidelines for practice - and master their execution.
- Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines.
- Apply the newest techniques in employing ultrasound, fluoroscopy and computed tomography (CT) to guide needle placement.
- Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms.
- See how it's done through step-by-step procedural videos on Expert Consult.
- Access the fully searchable contents at expertconsult.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Section I: General Considerations
- Chapter 1: History of Spine Injections
- Chapter 2: Therapeutic Agents for Spine Injection: Local Anesthetics, Steroids, Contrast Media
- Chapter 3: Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, CT, and Radiation Safety
- Section II: Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Chapter 4: Differential Diagnostic Nerve Blocks
- Chapter 5: Head and Neck Blocks
- Chapter 6: Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blockade
- Chapter 7: Lower Limb Blocks
- Chapter 8: Cervical and Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
- Chapter 9: Nerve destruction for the alleviation of visceral pain
- Chapter 10: Peripheral Applications of Ultrasound for Chronic Pain
- Section III: Injections for Back Pain
- Chapter 11: Therapeutic Epidural Injections: Interlaminar &' || 'amp; Transforaminal
- Chapter 12: Facet (zygapophyseal) Intraarticular Joint Injections: Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic
- Chapter 13: Medial Branch Blocks: Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar
- Chapter 14: Radiofrequency rhizotomy for facet syndrome
- Chapter 15: Sacroiliac joint injections and lateral branch blocks including water-cooled neurotomy
- Chapter 16: Pulsed Radiofrequency
- Chapter 17: Discogenic Pain and Discography for Spinal Injections
- Chapter 18: Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Procedures for the treatment of discogenic lower back and leg pain
- Chapter 19: Vertebral Augmentation
- Chapter 20: Ultrasound-guided lumbar spine injections
- Chapter 21: Ultrasound-guided Cervical Spine Injections
- Chapter 22: Musculoskeletal Injections: Iliopsoas/quadratus lumborum, piriformis, trigger point injections
- Chapter 23: Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Joint Injections
By Marc Huntoon, Chair, Division of Pain MedicineAssociate Professor of AnesthesiologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochester, MN; Honorio Benzon, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Medical School; Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; Samer Nauroze, MD, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship ProgramDirector, Center for Neurological RestorationCleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland, OH and Timothy Deer, MD, President and CEO, The Center for Pain ReliefClinical Professor of Anesthesiology,West Virginia University School of MedicineCharleston, West Virginia