Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine

  • Magdalena  Anitescu
  • Honorio T. Benzon
  • Mark S. Wallace

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Non-interventional Pain Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory Polston
      Pages 3-7
    3. Randall W. Knoebel, David M. Dickerson
      Pages 9-13
    4. Mark S. Wallace, Alexander Papp
      Pages 15-20
    5. Sheetal Kerkar DeCaria, Vijal Patel
      Pages 21-26
    6. Andrea Shashoua
      Pages 27-30
    7. Andrea Shashoua
      Pages 35-38
    8. Mark S. Wallace, Ajay Wasan
      Pages 49-55
  3. Interventional Pain Procedures: Neuraxial Procedures

About this book


This comprehensive book provides reviews of pain management complications that arise in clinical practice.  Organized into sections focused on types of pain therapy and procedures, each chapter is based on actual complications; starting with a case description that delineates the context with a short past medical and surgical history, pain management technique and outcome it is followed by a comprehensive review of the topic described in the first section.  Authors emphasize the elements of differential diagnosis that pointed towards establishing of the complication and describe the best way to treat the identified complication.  Physicians treating pain patients will be presented the necessary tools in identifying and treating unanticipated complications following pain interventions, thus providing safer care for their patients.


Complications in Pain Medicine Implantable drug delivery Interventional pain procedures Kyphoplasty Non-interventional pain therapy Spinal cord stimulator neuraxial neurolysis opioids

Editors and affiliations

  • Magdalena  Anitescu
    • 1
  • Honorio T. Benzon
    • 2
  • Mark S. Wallace
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Critical CareUniversity of Chicago MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pain Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60070-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60072-7
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