Ischemic and Visceral Pain
Ischemic pain is a distinct type of pain associated with decreased or complete cessation of blood flow rather than direct damage to tissues or neuropathic processes. The variety of pathological conditions which produce arterial or venous blood flow obstruction will be discussed. Ischemic pain is often intractable and requires acute intervention aimed at reperfusion of the ischemic tissues. This chapter describes various pain management tools which may be utilized for treatment of patients with chronic ischemic pain as adjuncts to reperfusion techniques for the most common condition associated with ischemic pain, peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Stimulation Critical Limb Ischemia Visceral Pain Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Peripheral Nerve Block
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