Total Spinal Block (TSB)

  • Yutaka MasudaEmail author


TSB performed intentionally is injected with a lot of (20 ml) local anesthetic intrathecally, and it is performed as therapeutic procedures, such as intractable pain in the head, cervix, and upper limbs besides whiplash injury.


Total spinal block Intractable pain Whiplash injury Apnea Seizure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pain ClinicThe Tokyo Clinic, OtemachiTokyoJapan

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