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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    About the editors

    Samer Nauroze

    Honorio Benzon

    Professor of Anesthesiology Senior Associate Chair for Academic Affairs Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Chief, Division of Pain Medicine Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, IL

    Marc Huntoon