Spinal Injections & Peripheral Nerve Blocks

1st Edition

Volume 4: A Volume in the Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management Series; (Expert Consult Premium Edition -- Enhanced Online Features and Print)


  • Timothy Deer
  • Samer Nauroze
  • Honorio Benzon
  • Marc Huntoon
  • Key Features

    • Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind spinal injections and sympathetic nerve blocks - when and why they should be performed, the mechanisms of action on pain, and current guidelines for practice - and master their execution.
    • Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines.
    • Apply the newest techniques in employing ultrasound, fluoroscopy and computed tomography (CT) to guide needle placement.
    • Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms.
    • See how it’s done through step-by-step procedural videos on Expert Consult.
    • Access the fully searchable contents at expertconsult.com.

    Table of Contents

    Section I: General Considerations

    Chapter 1: History of Spine Injections

    Chapter 2: Therapeutic Agents for Spine Injection: Local Anesthetics, Steroids, Contrast Media

    Chapter 3: Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, CT, and Radiation Safety

    Section II: Peripheral Nerve Blocks

    Chapter 4: Differential Diagnostic Nerve Blocks

    Chapter 5: Head and Neck Blocks

    Chapter 6: Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blockade

    Chapter 7: Lower Limb Blocks

    Chapter 8: Cervical and Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks

    Chapter 9: Nerve destruction for the alleviation of visceral pain

    Chapter 10: Peripheral Applications of Ultrasound for Chronic Pain


    Section III: Injections for Back Pain

    Chapter 11: Therapeutic Epidural Injections: Interlaminar & Transforaminal

    Chapter 12: Facet (zygapophyseal) Intraarticular Joint Injections: Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic

    Chapter 13: Medial Branch Blocks: Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar

    Chapter 14: Radiofrequency rhizotomy for facet syndrome

    Chapter 15: Sacroiliac joint injections and lateral branch blocks including water-cooled neurotomy

    Chapter 16: Pulsed Radiofrequency

    Chapter 17: Discogenic Pain and Discography for Spinal Injections

    Chapter 18: Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Procedures for the treatment of discogenic lower back and leg pain

    Chapter 19: Vertebral Augmentation

    Chapter 20: Ultrasound-guided lumbar spine injections

    Chapter 21: Ultrasound-guided Cervical Spine Injections

    Chapter 22: Musculoskeletal Injections: Iliopsoas/quadratus lumborum, piriformis, trigger point injections

    Chapter 23: Ultrasound and F


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