Key Features

  • Find information quickly with a user-friendly, templated format that guides you through each nerve block in a consistent and easy-to-follow manner.
  • Rely on expert recommendations when considering local anesthetics, corticosteroids, and neurolytic agents.

Table of Contents

1. Mechanisms of pain transmission—an overview of anatomy and physiology
2. Joint injections

2.1 Lumbar facet joint injection
2.1 Cervical facet joint injection
2.3 Sacro-iliac joint injection
3. Epidural blockade
3.1 Lumbar epidural block
3.2 Thoracic epidural block
3.3 Cervical epidural block
3.4 Caudal epidural block
3.5 Long-term epidural catheter insertion
4. Somatic nerve blockade
4.1 Intercostal nerve block
4.2 Interpleural block
4.3 Lumbar nerve root block
4.4 Thoracic nerve root block
4.5 Sacral nerve root block
4.6 Occipital nerve block
4.7 Trigeminal ganglion (Gasserian) block
5. Autonomic blockade
5.1 Stellate ganglion block—C6 (classic) approach
5.2 Stellate ganglion block—C7 approach
5.3 Lumbar sympathetic block
5.4 Celiac plexus block—retrocrural approach
5.5 Celiac plexus block—anterocrural approach
5.6 Splanchnic nerve block
5.7 Hypogastric plexus block
5.8 Ganglion impar block
5.9 Intravenous regional sympathetic block—upper limb
5.10 Intravenous regional sympathetic block—lower limb
6. Muscle injection
6.1 Trigger-point injection—neck
6.2 Trigger-point injection—back
6.3 Gluteus medius injection
6.4 Piri formis injection
7. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Appendix 1 Suggested local anesthetics
Appendix 2 Suggested corticosteroids
Appendix 3 Suggested neurolytic agents
Appendix 4 Recommended resuscitation drugs and equipment
Appendix 5 Dermatomes

Details

No. of pages:
146
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702050343
eBook ISBN:
9780702058011
Print ISBN:
9780702044717

About the authors

Therese O'Connor

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist, St. Joseph's Private Hospital, Longhanelton, Calry, Sligo, Ireland

Stephen Abram

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI