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AuthorCytowic, Richard. author
TitleNerve Block for Common Pain [electronic resource] / by Richard Cytowic
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1990
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Descript VII, 96p. 7 illus. online resource


The approach in this book is direct and simple. The author deals only with nerve block for the most common pain syndromes that the average practitioner will encounter frequently. This option is highly effective, but often not used simply because oral analgesics and anti-inflammatories are more familiar methods. The clear writing style leads step-by-step to the appropriate nerve block procedure. The author also discusses succinctly practical psychological issues of pain, placebos, etc


1 Introduction -- Background -- Misconceptions and Management of Chronic Pain -- Summary -- Further Reading -- 2 The Muscular Origin of Pain -- Basic Concepts -- Clinical Diagnosis and Physical Examination -- Treatment -- Further Reading -- 3 General Techniques and Indications -- General Indications -- Choice and Concentration of Anesthetic Agent -- Preparing the Patient -- Adverse Effects and Contraindications -- 4 Specific Applications -- Blocks for Headache -- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- Intercostal Block for Herpes Zoster -- Low Back Pain -- Stellate Ganglion Sympathetic Block -- 5 Cognitive Aspects of Pain -- Factors That Modulate Pain -- The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) -- Psychological Contributions to Pain -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- References

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