Spinal Interventions in Pain Management

spinal interventions in pain managementBy

  • Karen Simpson, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals,UK
  • Ganesan Baranidharan, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK
  • Sanjeeva Gupta, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK

Concentrating on techniques rather than pain pathology, Spinal Interventions in Pain Management is focused purely on the spine. This practical handbook covers anatomy and imaging, how to choose patients, how to undertake procedures, and includes advice on potential pitfalls.

Perfect reading for pain interventionalists and trainees before doing a procedure or before an exam, the book covers the most common spinal interventions for pain that pain specialists undertake, including epidurals, diagnostic facet interventions, the intra-articular injection of the sacroiliac joint and radiofrequency denervation, cervical, thoracic and lumbar discography, and neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery).

Extensive illustrations, both x-rays and figures, make the book accessible and help to provide a clear understanding of the anatomy, which underpins spinal interventions.

Readership: Trainees and consultants in pain management and palliative medicine. Trainees, trainers and examiners preparing for the FRCA. May also be of interest to nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, radiologists, rheumatologists, musculoskeletal physicians, spinal surgeons and neurosurgeons.

Key Features

  • A practical handbook focused on spinal interventions
  • Comprehensively covers the most common spinal interventions for pain that pain specialists undertake
  • Places emphasis on applied anatomy to assist clinicians with pain management interventions and provides a clear understanding of the anatomy to help prevent complications
  • Includes clear line diagrams which assist in understanding the ideal positioning for regional techniques

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