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Interventional Pain Management

  • Michael A. Cosgrove
  • David K. Towns
  • Gilbert J. Fanciullo
  • Alan D. Kaye
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Abstract

Invasive procedures performed by the pain management specialist are a mainstay in the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic pain. They range from unguided percutaneous injections with short-acting local anesthetics to neurosurgical operations under computed tomography that permanently alter the anatomy. This chapter provides a description of the most common procedures performed by the pain management specialist, with more detail on the most frequent. The descriptions are not in sufficient enough detail to perform the procedures, and reference should be made to an interventional pain atlas for specifics.

Keywords

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Nerve Block Stellate Ganglion Epidural Steroid Injection Sensory Innervation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Cosgrove
    • 1
  • David K. Towns
    • 1
  • Gilbert J. Fanciullo
    • 1
  • Alan D. Kaye
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyDartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Louisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Interventional Pain ServicesLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Department of AnesthesiologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  6. 6.Department of PharmacologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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